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Peter Godman, The Saint as Censor: Robert Bellarmine between Inquisition and Index.
(Studies in Medieval and Reformation Thought, 80.) Leiden, Boston, and Cologne: Brill, 2000. xviii + 503 pp. n.p. ISBN: 90-04-11570-6.
The much understudied, but also much polemicized practice of censorship could not have found a keener historian than Peter Godman, nor at a more auspicious moment. In January, 1998, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger quietly announced the opening of the archives of the Roman Inquisition (founded in 1542), including the archives of the Congregation of the Index of Prohibited Books (1571-1917), for purposes of scholarly research. In an appendix to his study, From Poliziano …