volume 38, issue 77, P37-55 2018
DOI: 10.1590/1806-93472018v38n77-02
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Abstract: In eight written opinions on these two books, submitted to the Real Mesa Censória for analysis as to their publication, the censors advanced debates on orthodoxy and pluralism, freedom of expression and scientific advance, while seeking to establish parameters of an official vernacular of the Portuguese language, expanding beyond the prohibition of books, the idea of censorship that is traditionally seen by historiography.