During the XVIIIth Century some Italians governments changed the regulations concerning censorship, and asserted the state''s role in the control of the production and circulation of books. In the years comprised between the 1760s and the 1780s there had indeed been transformations similar to those of other European countries, pointing towards that “revolution in readership” which had increased the occasions for having access to books; multipling the number of readers, discovering a new public, which was to have great importance especially in the nineteenth century: women readers, which publishers addressed with fashion journals and almanacs. In some Italian cities the opportunities to read had increased in the eighteenth century: in public libraries, in coffee houses, in literary societies, in the cabinets de lecture [gabinetti di lettura] books and newspapers could be browsed and read without having to buy them. The urban guidebooks and the récits de voyage of some cultivated travellers (as the Spanish Jesuit Juan Andrés, and some famous authors as Jerôme de de Lalande, Lessing and Goethe) are important sources that provide informations about cultural transformations as the opening of libraries, book collections both privat and public, for the selected public of the “republique de lettres” and the opening of new reading occasions for a wider public.
Censure et circulation du livre en Italie au XVIIIe siècle / L. Braida. - In: JOURNAL OF MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY. - ISSN 1611-8944. - 3:1(2005), pp. 81-98.
|Titolo:||Censure et circulation du livre en Italie au XVIIIe siècle|
BRAIDA, LODOVICA (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Censura ; lettura ; Italia ; Settecento|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-STO/08 - Archivistica, Bibliografia e Biblioteconomia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|