The Roman Inquisition and the Venetian Press, 1540-1605

  title={The Roman Inquisition and the Venetian Press, 1540-1605},
  author={Paul F. Grendler},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={48 - 65}
  • P. Grendler
  • Published 1 March 1975
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
One of the great European publishing centers, Venice produced half or more of all books printed in Italy during the sixteenth-century. Drawing on the records of the Venetian Inquisition, which survive almost complete, Paul F. Grendler considers the effectiveness of censorship imposed on the Venetian press by the Index of Prohibited Books and enforced by the Inquisition. Using Venetian governmental records, papal documents in the Vatican Archive and Library, and the books themselves, Professor… 
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