“Heresy and Error”:|
The Ecclesiastical Censorship of Books, 1400–1800
An Exhibition at Bridwell Library, September 20 – December 17, 2010
|THE INDEX OF EXPURGATIONS||
title page of this expanded edition of Pedro Mexía’s
history of the Roman and Christian emperors bears an
ink inscription in Spanish stating that the book has
been “corregido segun el expurgatorio de 1747”
(“corrected according to the 1747 expurgations”).
Only a single passage of text was deleted, one that
repeated the ancient legend that Constantine I (c.
272–337 CE), the first emperor to adopt the
Christian religion, was cured of leprosy by washing
his sores with the blood of infants executed for