Systematic Repertory on Book Censorship - Congregation of the Index 1607 to 1700

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The DFG long-term project "Roman Inquisition and Congregation of the Index from 1542 to 1966" has developed basic tools for researching book censorship in the Archive of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome. The volumes covering the periods from 1814 to 1917, 1701 to 1813 and 1542 to 1700 were published in three stages. The Repertory for the Inquisition for the 16th and 17th centuries, the most recent volume of the series, was published in early 2020.

Thanks to a grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, work on the last volume of the series, the Repertory for the Congregation of the Index, can now also be completed rapidly. Dr Judith Schepers and Hedwig Rosenmöller are involved in this project, as is Paul Krämer, a student assistant. PD Dr Thomas Brockmann and Dr Barbara Schüler are supporting the completion of the volumes.