The index of prohibited books in sixteenth century Mexico: Theological conservatism and adaptive responses to censorship

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In this article the author discusses two principal themes: (1) the ways in which the Inquisition in Mexico exercised its power to censor books and to remove suspect or forbidden books from circulation; and (2) the ways in which this process was less effective and omnipotent than is generally assumed. The time frame for this article is mostly the sixteenth century with some consideration of the early seventeenth century.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-124
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Religious and Theological Information
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011



  • Censorship
  • Index
  • Inquisition
  • Mexico

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies

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