Book Burning

Book Title: Index librorum prohibitorum / Ssmi D. N. Benedicti XIV. pontificis maximi jussu recognitus, atque editus

Author: Ricchini, Tommaso Agostino, 1675-1762

Image Title: Book Burning

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Description: A depiction of magical books being burned in Ephesus is utilized in a scene for heretical books being tossed into a fire. The printed list of such books, the Index librorum prohibitorum (index of prohibited books), issued 1758, the year of the death of Pope Benedict XIV.

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