Manuscripts, Market and the Transition to Print in Late Medieval Brittany

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - Literary Criticism - 469 pages
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Through her analysis of the physical aspects of Breton manuscripts and books, Diane Booton exposes previously unexplored connections between the tangible cultural artifacts and the society that produced, acquired and valued them.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Economics of ManuscriptMaking
11
The Illuminated Page
39
Printing and the Market
97
Ducal Patronage and Ownership
135
Breton Book Collectors
167
Readership and Patterns of Collecting
193
Conclusion
213
Appendix A Book Artisans Working in Brittany c 13401535
219
Appendix B Early Books and Manuscripts in Breton Private
249
Bibliography of Works Cited
363
Index of Archive Manuscript and Early Books Cited
433
General Index
445
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About the author (2010)

Diane E. Booton, Ph.D., is an independent scholar specializing in the history of the book in late medieval and early modern Europe. She has published on manuscript production, illumination and patronage.

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