Index Librorum Prohibitorum

Rome (Italy) — 1559

Index Librorum Prohibitorum

Index Librorum Prohibitorum

Alternative Titles:
  • Pauline Index
  1. Short Description
  2. Codicology
Short Description

Throughout the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church banned or attempted to ban books numerous times, but heretical and otherwise unacceptable works proliferated with the invention of the printing press, spurring the Church to greater action. The Index Librorum Prohibitorum or "List of Prohibited Books" was a body of literature that the average Catholic was forbidden from reading. Only clerics and intellectuals who were capable of interpreting these texts without being corrupted by them were officially sanctioned to study them. First issued in 1557 at the behest of Pope Paul IV, by 1559 the list included thousands of titles and new editions continued to be issued until 1948. These texts included theologically, culturally, or politically disruptive books from authors including Johannes Kepler and Immanuel Kant. It was finally abolished on June 14th, 1966 by Pope Paul VI.

Codicology
Alternative Titles
Pauline Index
Date
1559
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Content
List of authors and books classified as heretical
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