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The Mind of the Censor: Girolamo Rossi, a Physician and Censor for the Congregation of the Index

The Mind of the Censor: Girolamo Rossi, a Physician and Censor for the Congregation of the Index <jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>Girolamo Rossi (1539-1607) was a historian, physician, and prolific censor for the Catholic Church. This article examines Rossi’s manuscripts in Ravenna and the Vatican to explore how a physician contributed to the expurgation efforts of the Congregation of the Index in the years following the publication of the Clementine Index (1596). I argue that participating in these censorship efforts trained physicians and other lay experts to read like censors, repurposing the humanist tools of reading, excerpting, and note taking to accomplish the censorship goals of the Counter-Reformation Church.</jats:p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Early Science and Medicine Brill

The Mind of the Censor: Girolamo Rossi, a Physician and Censor for the Congregation of the Index

Early Science and Medicine , Volume 23 (1-2): 20 – Jul 19, 2018

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1383-7427
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1573-3823
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10.1163/15733823-02312P02
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Abstract

<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>Girolamo Rossi (1539-1607) was a historian, physician, and prolific censor for the Catholic Church. This article examines Rossi’s manuscripts in Ravenna and the Vatican to explore how a physician contributed to the expurgation efforts of the Congregation of the Index in the years following the publication of the Clementine Index (1596). I argue that participating in these censorship efforts trained physicians and other lay experts to read like censors, repurposing the humanist tools of reading, excerpting, and note taking to accomplish the censorship goals of the Counter-Reformation Church.</jats:p>

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Early Science and MedicineBrill

Published: Jul 19, 2018

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