The Curses of Modernity. Writing, censorship and social discipline in italian historical thought
8 November 2021, h. 15:00 (Rome); 14:00 (London); 09:00 (New York)
TRaCer (TACITROOTS Research Colloquium Series) presents:
The Curses of Modernity. Writing, censorship and social discipline in italian historical thought.
Speaker: Neil Tarrant (University of York).
In this paper I consider the narratives framing Italian-language accounts of ecclesiastical censorship in early modern Italy and its impact on the modern Italian state. Discussing the work of three historians -- Adriano Prosperi, Vittorio Frajese and Gigliola Fragnito -- I set out their contrasting visions of the significance of such organs of censorship as the Roman Inquisition and the Congregation of the Index. I argue that although each historian offered differing accounts of these institutions and their effects, they were each responding to a common set of historical arguments about the Roman Catholic Church and its impact on Italian history in the years leading up to and following unification.
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* Project TacitRoots (PI Giulia Giannini) – Funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (GA n.818098)