Learning and the Market Place: Essays in the History of the Early Modern Book

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BRILL, 2009 - Business & Economics - 457 pages
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This collection of essays examines the operation of the market for learned books in Early Modern Europe through a series of case studies. After an overview of general market conditions, issues raised by the transmission of knowledge and the economics of the book trade are addressed. These include the selection of copy, the role of legal and religious controls in the production and diffusion of texts, the paths open to authors to achieve publication, the finances and interaction of publishing houses, the margins of the European book trade in England and Portugal, and the development of bibliographical tools to assist purchasers in their pursuit of scholarly works.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Market for Scholarly Books and Conceptions of Genre in Northern Europe 15701630
9
The Bibliographical Evidence
25
3 Mediations of Zabarella in Northern Germany 15861623
39
4 The Diffusion of Learned Medicine in the Sixteenth Century through the Printed Book
59
The Case of Arnau de Vilanova
87
Editors Markets and Religious Strife
107
7 Cardano and his Publishers 15341663
131
The BeraudMichelRuiz Aff air 15861591
227
10 Competitors or Collaborators? Sebastian Gryphius and his Colleagues in Lyon 15281556
273
11 Alberico Gentili his Publishers and the Vagaries of the Book Trade between England and Germany 15801614
291
12 English Books on the Continent 15701630
339
Portuguese Medical Authors National Identity and Bibliography in the Late Renaissance
371
14 L ouis Jacob de SaintCharles 16081670 and the Development of Specialist Bibliography
403
Index
447
Copyright

8 André Wechel at Frankfurt 15721581
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Ian Maclean is Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Oxford, and Senior Research Fellow of All Souls College. He has published extensively on intellectual life in Early Modern Europe, including studies on Montaigne, Cardano, and the higher faculties of law and medicine.

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