Censura e instancias reformistas en la corte de Francisco I: l'Inquisiteur de Margarita de Navarra en la historia de Cymbalum Mundi

Munari, Simona
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Margarita de Navarra’s role in the diffusion of reformist thought in France is closely linked to the mystery surrounding the author of the clandestine treatise Cymbalum Mundi. %e history of censorship considers the condemnation of this volume to be a consequence of the climate of suspicion created by the rupture of the highly delicate balance of powers exercised by the Parliament and the Faculty of %eology, the two in stitutions most active in the fight against heresy. In the contesxt of ideas, controversies, personalities and debates in which Cymbalum ideally situates itself to better enumerate its importance in the history of religious thought of the XVIIth Century, the literary work of Margarita de Navarra constitutes a useful reference to circumscribe a fertile and problematic scenario. A concrete text, belonging to the queen’s non-Biblical theatrical production, L’Inquisiteur, presents itself as a small pamphlet of current events offering a series of elements which, though only marginally, can be related with the censorship of the Cymbalum ​
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