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Early modern collaborative scholarship and censorship

Contextualizing the expurgation of Jacques-Auguste de Thou’s Historiae in the 1612 Spanish inquisitorial Index 1
ByFabien Montcher

This contribution stresses the connected history of a politics of censorship across early modern Europe. By departing from the expurgation of Jacques-Auguste de Thou’s Historiae by the 1612 Spanish Inquisition, in relation to its previous censorship in Rome, this chapter reveals the contacts that men of letters like de Thou cultivated with the Hispanic monarchy. Beyond national Franco-Spanish motives of sympathy and antipathy, the writing of a more inclusive vision of both Late Renaissance political cultures and intellectual networks is possible, especially when bringing back into the picture the Iberian dimension of the Late Renaissance Republic of Letters.