Le Magasin de L'Univers: The Dutch Republic as the Centre of the European Book Trade : Papers Presented at the International Colloquium Held at Wassenaar, 5-7 July 1990

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Christiane Berkvens-Stevelinck
BRILL, 1992 - History - 319 pages
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During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the Dutch Republic performed a crucial function as the cultural and intellectual clearinghouse of Europe. It was partly through the existence of a well-established and highly competitive publishing industry and book trade that the Dutch were able to play such a prominent role in the international transmission of knowledge and ideas. Yet our understanding of the Dutch involvement in the European book trade still is limited and important questions remain to be answered. How was Dutch publishing and bookselling for the international market organised? What was the nature of the books that were exchanged? In order to stimulate research in this field an international colloquium was held in 1990 at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), under the title "'Le Magasin de l'Univers.' The Dutch Republic as the Centre of the European Book Trade." This volume brings together the twenty-two contributions presented at the conference by historians of the book from England, France, Switzerland, the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands.
 

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Contents

Michel Reys enlightenment
23
Le rôle des périodiques Néerlandais pour la diffusion du livre
49
The trade in catholic books from the Northern to the Southern
85
The Leiden bookseller Pieter van der Aa 16591733
169
The Frankfurt and Leipzig book fairs and the history
185
Les ventes aux enchères des livres à La Haye dans
199
Die Niederlandische Biichererwerbungen in der furstlichen
223
Un commerce de librairie entre Neuchâtel et La Haye
237
Johannes van Ravesteyn libraire européen or local trader?
251
Dutch penetration of the London market for books
265
Le rôle des libraires hollandais dans la diffusion des livres
281
Magasin de lunivers ou magasin de la République?
289
Index
309
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