Dr Flavia Bruni

Dr Flavia Bruni

MA (Rome La Sapienza), MPhil (Siena), PhD (Bologna)

Contact Details

E-mail – fb323@st-andrews.ac.uk

Research Profile on Research@StAndrews

 


Teaching and Research Interests

My research focuses on religious history of Counter-Reformation Italy, and, as a source and companion to that, early printed books and manuscripts, libraries and censorship in the Early Modern Age. After my graduation in History of the Age of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, I joined the research project RICI on the survey of the Roman Congregation of the Index of the books owned by Italian religious houses at the end of the sixteenth century. After a monograph on book censorship in the Republic of Lucca at the end of the sixteenth century, I am now working on my second monograph, to be published by Brill in 2017, that will suggest a new approach to the history of Catholic censorship. I am responsible of the survey of the editions printed in Italy between 1601 and 1650 for the Universal Short Title Catalogue of the University of St Andrews.


Main Publications

For a full list of Flavia Bruni’s publications please see her profile on Research@StAndrews

Monographs

  • Caute Lege. Books of Friars in Early Modern Italy (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming);
  • «Erano di molti libri proibiti»: frate Lorenzo Lucchesi e la censura libraria a Lucca alla fine del Cinquecento (Rome: Marianum, 2009).

Edited volumes

  • (with Andrew Pettegree) Lost Books. Reconstructing the Print World of Pre-Industrial Europe (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2016).

Articles and Chapters

  • ‘Early Modern Broadsheets between Archives and Libraries: Toward a Possible Integration’, in A. Pettegree (ed.), Broadsheets. Single-sheet Publishing in the first age of Print (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2016);
  • ‘In the name of God: governance, public order and theocracy in the broadsheets of the Stamperia Camerale of Rome’, in A. Pettegree (ed.), Broadsheets. Single-sheet Publishing in the first age of Print (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2016);
  • ‘La catalogazione di manifesti e fogli volanti tra archivi e biblioteche: un problema internazionale’, in M. Grillo (ed.), Scrittura e potere: leggi e bandi tra età moderna e contemporanea (Cargeghe: Editoriale Documenta, forthcoming 2016);
  • ‘All is not Lost. Italian Archives and Libraries in the Second World War’, in F. Bruni and A. Pettegree (eds), Lost Books. Reconstructing the Print World of Pre-Industrial Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2016), pp. 469-487;
  • ‘Aurea in quinquaginta Davidicos psalmos doctorum Graecorum catena, translated by Daniele Barbaro’ in L. Moretti (ed.), Daniele Barbaro (1514-70): In and Beyond the Text: Exhibition of Printed Books, King James Library, University of St Andrews, 1-21 September 2014, pp. 18-21; [available online]
  • ‘«Esercitare le stampe in honore et benefitio della Magnifica Comunità»: strategia di profitto o scelta obbligata?,’ «Paratesto» 10 (2013), pp. 69-77;
  • ‘The Book Inventories of Servite Authors and the Survey of the Roman Congregation of the Index in Counter-Reformation Italy’ in M. Walsby and N. Constantinidou (eds), Documenting the Early Modern Book World: Inventories and Catalogues in Manuscript and Print (Leiden: Brill, 2013), pp. 207-230; [Details]
  • ‘From Inventories to Signs on Books: Evidence for the History of Libraries in the Modern Age’, «The International Journal of the Book» 8, 4 (2011), pp. 51-60; [Details]
  •  ‘La biblioteca di S. Pier Piccolo ad Arezzo: tracce per una ipotesi ricostruttiva’ in R.M. Borraccini (ed.), Dalla notitia librorum degli inventari agli esemplari: saggi di indagine su libri e biblioteche dai codici Vaticani latini 11266-11326 (Macerata: EUM, 2009), pp. 179-203; [Details]
  • ‘Una inquisitio nel convento servita di Lucca: i libri nella cella di fra Lorenzo’ in R.M. Borraccini and R. Rusconi (eds), Libri, biblioteche e cultura degli Ordini Regolari nell’Italia moderna attraverso la documentazione della Congregazione dell’Indice, Atti del Convegno internazionale, Macerata 30 maggio – 1 giugno 2006 (Vatican: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 2006), pp. 473-523.