Corporeality and Subversion in Post-Renaissance Italy: The Inquisition and the Commedia dell’Arte

Matt Cawson

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An exploration of the emergence of the commedia dell'arte and the Holy Roman Inquisition as related phenomena in the context of the anti-corporealism of Roman Catholic Italy and the philosophical tradition of body-mind dualism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-41
Number of pages15
Issue number1
Early online date1 Feb 2013
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013


  • commedia dell'arte
  • Inquisition
  • dualism
  • Arlecchino
  • Roman Inquisition
  • Renaissance
  • Renaissance philosophy
  • mask
  • Thomas Aquinas
  • body-soul dualism
  • cartesian dualism
  • soul
  • Reformation
  • counter-Reformation
  • body-mind dualism
  • heresy

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