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Scholarship, commerce, religion : the learned book in the age of confessions, 1560-1630

Author: Ian Maclean
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A decade ago in the Times Literary Supplement, Roderick Conway Morris claimed that "almost everything that was going to happen in book publishing--from pocket books, instant books and pirated books, to the concept of author's copyright, company mergers, and remainders--occurred during the early days of printing." Ian Maclean's colorful survey of the flourishing learned book trade of the late Renaissance brings this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Maclean
ISBN: 9780674062085 0674062086
OCLC Number: 758383789
Description: xiv, 380 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Setting the scene --
In medias res : a literary agent in Frankfurt, 1606-1615 --
Authors, fields, and genres --
Labor, impensa, emolumentum : the publisher of learned books --
Controlling the market : temporal and ecclesiastical authorities --
Sellers and purchasers : markets, distribution and collection-building --
The rise and fall of the learned book market, 1560-1630 --
Postscript : then and now.
Responsibility: Ian Maclean.
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This study of the learned book trade of the late Renaissance reveals how many features of today's publishing world were in place even then. Beginning in Frankfurt, Maclean surveys the authors,  Read more...

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Maclean's Scholarship, Commerce, Religion: The Learned Book in the Age of Confessions, 1560-1630 evokes a publishing world so different from the 21st century's that visiting it seems like a vacation Read more...

 
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