Simone Lonati

Simone Lonati

simone.lonati@unimore.it

 The current research project aims to analyzethe effective application of censorship lawsin two distinct poles in modern times, such as Tuscany and the Republic of Venice. Taking as a starting point a historiographical, bibliographical,and archival reconstruction of the laws and the local application of censorship, the primary intent of this proposal is not to problematize the reading of the phenomenon through theoretical debate, but to interpret the informationextracteddirectly fromancientprintedbooks, with a particular attention to thoseproduced in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. These will beprotagonists of an empirical research in the Tuscan and Veneto areas. Through a bibliographic analysis, a general catalogue of the books involved in the application of censorship will be drawn up, highlighting their key characteristics.Attached to thiskind of researchwill also be produced a photographic file of the traces of expurgations, stamps, special loans and signed permits, which will be necessary for the identification of the profiles involved in local censorship.