The Roman Catholic Church's Index

By Cera Schachter

Precursors to the Creation of the Index
Lifespan of the Index
Repercussions of not Following the Index
Demise of the Index
Work Cited

Work Cited

Burke, Redmond A. “The Control of Reading by the Catholic Church.” Diss. U of Chicago, 1948.

Burke, Redmond A. What is the Index? Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing Company, 1952.

Craig, Alec. Suppressed Books: A History of the Conception of Literary Obscenity. Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1963.

Haight, Anne Lyon and Chandler B. Grannis. Banned Books 387 B.C. to 1978 A.D.: Fourth Edition of Banned Books: Informal Notes… New York: R. R. Bowker Company, 1978.

John-Stevas, John St. “The Church and Censorship.” To Deprave and Corrupt: Original Studies in the Nature and Definition of ‘Obscenity’ Ed. John Chandos. New York: Association Press, 1962. 89-107.

Putnam, George Haven. The Censorship of the Church of Rome: and its Influence Upon the Production and Distribution of Literature Vol. 1. of 2 Vol. Work. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1906.

“Index Librorum Prohibitorum.” Wikipedia 2006. Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia. 7 Dec. 2006 <>.

This paper was originally written in December 2006 as part of the course requirements for LIS 586: History of the Book.
It has been updated and converted to a web document to meet the requirements of LIS 600: Capping Exercise.
Created by Cera Schachter on February 27,2007.