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Andere verkopers 1. Snelste levering. Bekijk en vergelijk alle verkopers. Gratis verzending 30 dagen bedenktijd en gratis retourneren Ophalen bij een bol. Anderen bekeken ook. What must be made clear in any case is that the printed book was first of all merchandise — a commodity. It was a product, and whatever the content was, this came after and was a function of the product. When it is stated that Plantin for instance accepted for publication only a small part of the texts that were offered to him, these were judgements made, as now, from a commercial point of view.
It is clear from the very beginning that a lot of productions were misjudged and proved to be commercial failures. A commodity needs to be traded and commerce is at the heart of this book. Fairs were everywhere, from millennia past. In the east and the west they were a basic element for whatever trade.
Merchant colonies, branches, factors, agents: all were long-established parts of trade. The west 'inherited' trade patterns that already existed in the east for centuries throughout the trade. In particular 'the Italians' with an intense trade with the Middle and Far East, particularly through Genoa and Venice, were privileged in this exchange of commercial and other knowledge.
When the printed book appeared, the Frankfurt fairs had already been for some centuries a centre of the trade in northern Europe and they were naturally a centre for the book trade as well. Unfortunately there are no reliable sources to know what books and how many were ever presented at the fairs. The earliest so called fair catalogues were produced by the Augsburg bookseller Georg Willer.
These listed only the books Willer had bought at the fair or those with which he had made deals with other booksellers and offered for sale through his Augsburg shop or one of its branches. The books listed in his catalogues give only a very partial view of all that was presented and traded in Frankfurt.
The expansion of readership preferring work in the vernacular was undoubtedly a factor, but was it sufficient? Perhaps Maclean will pursue the matter in another book. On the strength of Scholarship, Commerce, and Religion, I certainly hope so. Be the first to know.
Maclean surveys the predicament of underfunded authors, the activities of greedy publishing entrepreneurs, the fitful interventions of regimes of censorship and licensing, and the struggles faced by sellers and buyers to achieve their ends in an increasingly overheated market. T he author has collected and edited his L yell lectures with a lot of bravura, and has composed a work that ranges widely, covering an important part of the book trade on the continent roughly from the middle of the sixteenth till the middle of the seventeenth century. Thomas More, William Tyndale, and the printing of religious propaganda. He then claimed that he alone was denied the liberty other poets enjoyed in writing about love. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information.
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