Censoring Science in Sixteenth-Century Italy: Recent (and Not-So-Recent) Research

  title={Censoring Science in Sixteenth-Century Italy: Recent (and Not-So-Recent) Research},
  author={Neil Tarrant},
  journal={History of Science},
  pages={1 - 27}
  • N. Tarrant
  • Published 1 March 2014
  • History
  • History of Science
Questions regarding the extent of ecclesiastical censorship in sixteenth-century Italy and its impact on the practice of science have long attracted the attention of historians of science. For many years these questions have been hard to address. Perhaps the most important obstacle facing scholars has been severely restricted access to the Archives of the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith (ACDF), which houses many of the extant records of the Roman Inquisition and Index. Until relatively… 

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