Giambattista Della Porta and the Roman Inquisition : censorship and the de fi nition of Nature ’ s limits in sixteenth-century Italy

  • NEIL TARRANT
  • Published 2017

Abstract

It has long been noted that towards the end of the sixteenth century the Catholic Church began to use its instruments of censorship – the Inquisition and the Index of Forbidden Books – to prosecute magic with increased vigour. These developments are often deemed to have had important consequences for the development of modern science in Italy, for they… (More)

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