Index expurgatorius librorum [Index of expurgated books]

1571.

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This list of books forbidden by the Inquisition devotes an entire section to the work of the Christian humanist Erasmus.

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The beginning of the section devoted to Erasmus.

The Expurgation of the Works of Erasmus of Rotterdam, completed and presented by the Faculty of Theology at the University of Louvain and by the College of Censors gathered at Antwerp, approved and upheld with Royal authority, published together with the other books contained in the expurgatory Index.

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Instructions for censoring the Sileni Alcibiades passage in Erasmus’s Adages.

Page 683 from the proverb “The Sileni of Alcibiades” and the 8 following pages are to be deleted all the way to the end of the adage, in other words to “More of a sailor than Saron.”

Metadata Details
Item Type Book
Title Index expurgatorius librorum [Index of expurgated books]
Short Title Index of Expurgated Books, 1571
Place of Publication Antuerpiae [Antwerp]
Publisher Ex officina Christophori Plantini prototypographi regij
Publication Date 1571
Language Latin
Call Number VAULT Wing ZP 5465 .P70152
Location Special Collections 4th floor