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The French book : religion, absolutism, and readership, 1585-1715

Author: Henri-Jean Martin
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Series: Johns Hopkins symposia in comparative history, 22nd.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Martin begins with a sweeping look at the revolutionary role played by the new technology of printing in Renaissance and Reformation Europe. Shifting the focus to France, he then examines the political implications of publishing in the reign of Francis I, and includes such topics as the founding of royal and university libraries, the role of church-state relations, Richelieu's cultural program, and censorship. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henri-Jean Martin
ISBN: 0801851793 9780801851797 0801854199 9780801854194
OCLC Number: 33983682
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xii, 117 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins symposia in comparative history, 22nd.
Responsibility: Henri-Jean Martin ; translated by Paul Saenger and Nadine Saenger.
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