Prosopographie von Römischer Inquisition und Indexkongregation 1814-1917

© Ferdinand Schöningh

The Prosopography of the Roman Inquisition and the Congregation of the Index 1814-1917 contains approximately 800 bio-bibliographical entries on those involved in the decision-making processes of the Congregations and thus, for the first time, paints a clear picture of the hitherto anonymous institutions of the Inquisition and the Congregation of the Index. It provides unique insight into the "inner life" of the Roman Inquisition and the Congregation of the Index. Those interested in biography will find information on the life and career of each censor that is, in many cases completely new, as well as a targeted compilation of the most relevant literature including, in particular, documentation, based on a broad source base, of the specific censorial activities within the two congregations. Those who approach the prosopography with a particular censorship case can use it to identify the often previously unknown censor and specifically contextualize his vote within his overall censorship activity. Finally, in terms of the history of the Roman Congregations, the prosopography offers an overview and in-depth perspective that will provide a basis for all future studies on and research into the Roman Inquisition and the Congregation of the Index.


Published in the series "Basic Research on the Roman Inquisition and the Congregation of the Index": Hubert WOLF (ed.), Herman H. SCHWEDT with Tobias LAGATZ, Prosopographie von Römischer Inquisition und Indexkongregation 1814-1917 (Römische Inquisition und Indexkongregation. Grundlagenforschung III: 1814-1917), Paderborn et alibi 2005, XXIII, 1636 pages (2 volumes), hardcover, ISBN: 9783506713865.