Virtuelle Büchersäle. Lektüre und Zensur gelehrter Zeitschriften an der römischen Kurie 1665–1765

© Ferdinand Schöningh

Roman scholars were often both booklovers and censors. Although it may seem contradictory, this was the reality in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In the field of Roman book censorship studies, this analysis is one of the first to consider an extended period of time rather than an individual censorship case. By analysing the genre of the "scholarly journal", the study highlights the tension between the Republic of Letters and the Index of Forbidden Books and thereby provides new findings on the practices of scholarship and censorship in early modern times.


Bernward SCHMIDT, Virtuelle Büchersäle Lektüre und Zensur gelehrter Zeitschriften an der römischen Kurie 1665-1765, Paderborn et alibi 2009, 459 pages, hardcover, ISBN: 978-3-506-76864-3.