Early Modern Book Trade (EMoBookTrade)

Research project

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Launched in: 2016
Location: Udine
Related institutions: Università degli Studi di Udine
This project will explore the idea – and gather the evidence to prove it – that the so-called printing revolution does not consist in a change in book-making technology but in the process, prolonged over the entire course of the early modern age, of the formation of the printed book market and the creation of readers as purchasers and consumers of books. In order to demonstrate this, the project will reconstruct the economic and legal framework of the European book market by applying an interdisciplinary approach to the economic study of book history.
Related keywords: 16c prints, book history, book trade, circulation of people and material, economic history, history of printing, italian studies, networks, relations between readers and/or books producers, Renaissance studies