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Author Sachet, Paolo, author.

Title Publishing for the popes : the Roman Curia and the use of printing (1527-1555) / Paolo Sachet
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 305 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Library of the written word, 1874-4834 ; volume 80
The handpress world ; volume 61
Library of the written word. Handpress world ; v. 61.
Library of the written word. Handpress world ; v. 80.
Contents Introduction -- Prelude -- Portrait of a Cardinale Editore -- Cervini's Greek Press -- Cervini's Latin Press -- Cervini's Editorial Activity after 1544 -- Epilogue -- Conclusion
Summary "In this book Paolo Sachet provides a detailed account of the attempts made by the Roman Curia to exploit printing in the mid-sixteenth century, after the Reformation but before the implementation of the ecclesiastical censorship. Conventional wisdom maintains that Protestant exploitation of printing was astute, active and forward-looking, whereas the papacy was inept, passive and reactionary in dealing with the relatively new medium of communication. Publishing for the Popes aims to provide an impartial assessment of this assumption. By focusing on the editorial projects undertaken by members of the Roman Curia between 1527 and 1555, Sachet examines the Catholic Church's attitude towards printing, exploring its biases and tactics"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 28, 2020)
Subject Marcellus II, Pope, 1501-1555 -- Career in publishing
Marcellus II, Pope, 1501-1555.
Catholic Church. Curia Romana -- History -- 16th century
Catholic Church. Curia Romana.
Book industries and trade -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- 16th century
Catholic Church -- Publishing -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- 16th century
Printing -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- 16th century
Book industries and trade.
Italy -- Rome.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020005194
ISBN 9004348654