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Giorgio Caravale

Università degli Studi di Roma Tre

The banning of a culture: intellectuals, illiterates, and censorship in Counter-Reformation Italy

2009-2010

Giorgio Caravale (Ph.D. 2000) is Assistant Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Roma Tre. He was Lila Wallace - Reader's Digest Fellow at the Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies in Florence, Villa I Tatti (2006-2007). He has held post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Rome "Sapienza" (2001-2003), Fondazione Luigi Firpo in Turin (2003-2005) and Fondazione Michele Pellegrino in Turin (2005-2006). He was a short-term fellow at the Institut d'Histoire de la Réformation of Geneva (2004), at the University of Madison, Wisconsin (2005), and at the Newberry Library of Chicago (2007). He is the author of many articles on book censorship and the Roman Inquisition and three volumes: L'orazione proibita. Censura ecclesiastica e letteratura devozionale nella prima età moderna (Florence, Olschki, 2003), Sulle tracce dell'eresia. Ambrogio Catarino Politi (1484-1553) (Florence, Olschki, 2007), and Il profeta disarmato. L'eresia di Francesco Pucci nell'Europa del Cinquecento (in press). He is currently working on a long-lenghth book on ecclesiastical censorship and Italian culture in the early modern age.