“Heresy and Error”:|
The Ecclesiastical Censorship of Books, 1400–1800
An Exhibition at Bridwell Library, September 20 – December 17, 2010
|THE INDEX OF PROHIBITED BOOKS||
The Tridentine Index of 1564 presented ten rules that were established by the Council of Trent to control the censorship of texts. In the Index librorum prohibitorum that accompanies this 1664 edition of the Council’s decrees, the ten rules were reprinted in full. These are summarized in English below:
books condemned by popes or councils before 1515
will remain prohibited.
These rules were expanded and
modified over the centuries, but they remained the
core determinants for Catholic censorship until use
of the Index librorum prohibitorum
was discontinued in 1966.