Systematisches Repertorium zur Buchzensur 1542-1700 - Inquisition

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This is the first of the volumes covering the period from 1542 to 1700. Information about all the books that were decided upon in Rome, regardless of the field of knowledge or scholarship, information about all the censors and the judgments about book censorship are made accessible and usable through the internationally oriented and interdisciplinary foundational work presented herein. Although it was in the interest of the Congregations to disseminate their prohibition judgements, they were careful to ensure that no one could see their cards and call their decision-making processes into question. Who was behind the bans, how were the decisions made and, above all, which books were investigated but not banned? The answers to these questions were a closely guarded secret for a long time. The Repertories lift the veil. They are not only a convenient tool for research into the Archive of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, they also provide an overall impression of the censorship activities carried out by the Inquisition and the Congregation of the Index. In this volume, all the censors' reports on each individual work are described in a detailed review of the relevant Inquisitorial files, and listings of attached books, articles, manuscripts and essays.

Published in the series "Basic Research on the Roman Inquisition and the Congregation of the Index": Hubert WOLF (ed.), Systematisches Repertorium zur Buchzensur 1542-1700 - Inquisition, carried out by Bruno BOUTE with assistance from Gian Luca D’ERRICO, Andrea Katharina OTTENS and Florian WARNSLOH (Römische Inquisition und Indexkongregation. Grundlagenforschung II: 1542-1700), Paderborn et alibi: Schöningh 2020, ISBN 978-3-506-78919-8