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A history of the Frankfurt Book Fair

Author: Peter Weidhaas; Carolyn Gossage; W A Wright
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario ; Tonawanda, NY : Dundurn Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A colourful look at more than 500 years of commerce conducted at the renowned Frankfurt Book Fair, from the Middle Ages to the present.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Weidhaas; Carolyn Gossage; W A Wright
ISBN: 9781550027440 1550027441
OCLC Number: 150223120
Description: 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. The original Frankfurt Book fairs (1454-1764) from the Middle Ages to the Reformation and the Age of Reason --
A man hurries through Frankfurt : October 1454 --
A book fair is created --
A thriving centre --
A meeting of minds on Buchgasse --
The Frankfurt Book Fair in the seventeenth century --
The issue of imperial-catholic book censorship --
The gradual decline of the book fair in Frankfurt --
Part 2. Leipzig's era of supremacy (1764-1861) --
Leipzig's historic role --
Part 3. The Frankfurt Book Fairs of the twentieth century --
Early attempts at revival --
The Frankfurt phoenix --
Moving forward in Frankfurt --
The Frankfurt Peace Prize and expansion to the fairgrounds --
The book family --
East-west turmoil --
In the name of literature --
The role of the press --
1968 : a turning point --
Business as usual --
Major book fair themes : from Latin American to India --
Growing internationalism --
A changing infrastructure --
Power struggle : the U.S. market asserts its influence --
The author at the book fair : from Albert Schweitzer to Salman Rushdie --
The era of the agent --
Frankfurt goes electronic.
Other Titles: Zur Geschichte der Frankfurter Buchmesse.
Responsibility: by Peter Weidhaas ; translated and edited by C.M. Gossage and W.A. Wright.
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