The Economic History of the Book in the Early Modern Period - CfP

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Renaud Adam

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Deadline: Wednesday 31 January 2018.
Location: Antwerp
Related institutions: UAntwerp, Institute of Jewish Studies, Università degli Studi di Udine
A singular carrier of ideas, information, knowledge, and culture, the book has always held a special place in society. Aspects of production, distribution and consumption have been the subject of thorough study, but analyses of the economics of the book trade remain rare, or less than comprehensive. The special status of the book, its importance for pre-industrial economy as a whole, and the limitations of the sources available seem to have prevented the undertaking of comparative, diachronic and synchronic surveys from the economics point of view. Recently, the topic of the economics of the book trade has come to the fore.
Related keywords: actors of the book trade, book history, bookselling, economic history, economy of printing, history of printing, workshop