Federico Barbierato: Magic, Inquisitors and Books in Early Modern Venice

  • Datum: –16.00
  • Plats: 4-2007
  • Föreläsare: Federico Barbierato (Università degli Studi di Verona & Universitá della Svizzera Italiana)
  • Kontaktperson: Isto Huvila
  • Seminarium

In this seminar I will try to give an account of the issues related to the circulation of forbidden books on magic in Early Modern Italy, with particular reference to the Republic of Venice. I will also try to show the difficulty of identifying such magical products, their variety and the shortcomings of their preservation in connection with the censorship system.


Federico Barbierato teaches early modern history and historical anthropology at the University of Verona (Italy) and Lugano (Switzerland).