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Die Juden Und Der Deutsche Staat lLog at times but who cares This is a history of the first Information Age when the key technology was the printing press The comparisons with today are striking and he can do this because he has a well defined market setting fairly detailed records of what books were published and sold and a set of production and governance constraints that are understandable and reasonably bounded These conditions are very hard to get in a well done industry study today To take the story back to the 1600s is amazingIt is aong book but well worth the effort Outstanding and detailed history of printing and publishing in the Netherlands during the 17th century What We Think Of As The think of as the Golden Age could not have happened as it did without the contributions of the publishing industry to a Geschichte Des Zeitalters Der Entdeckungen literate population A really interesting topic but I just wasn t feeling it at this time Perhaps Il get back to it one day A fascinating academic study of the book trade in the Dutch golden Age which suffers from time to time from dry overly scholarly text yet is a vital reconstruction of a bibliophilic moment in timeI have read an earlier book by Pettegree about the Book in the Renaissance and it was marvelous both in it research and it s tone and readability for a general reader Bookshop not uiteat too many times the narrative is about ists of books and numbers rather than events or people or even Information About These Lost about these ost this is a by product of the

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undertaken for studybook Pettegree and co author Arthur der Weduwen spent many hours days and months digging through archives often through piles of uncatalogued material hunting for book catalogs pamphlets and other ephemera to reconstruct books that have no surviving copies books that were so widely used that were often read until they fell apart and were replaced It is amongst these books that the true tale of the Dutch publishing industry Oeuvres Completes De Shakspeare Vol 4 lies Indeed because of the time and other expenditures perhaps the Authors felt compelled to justify the research byisting said materials which bogs down the flow of the narrativeAn important Ward 15 Precinct Precinct 1 City Of Boston look into vernacular printing during the Dutch Golden Age Scrupulously researched and well worth fighting through to the finish Zeer interessant Op een toegankelijke manier geschreven Veel Nederlandse geschiedenis achtergrondinformatie wat het nogeuker en interessanter maakt Een aanrader ook voor mensen die niet de master boekwetenschap volge. Rket where elsewhere publishers faced bankruptcy and created a population uniuely well informed and politically engaged This book tells for the first time the remarkable story of the Dutch conuest of the European book world and shows the true extent to which these pious prosperous uarrelsome and generous people were shaped by what they re. The Bookshop of the World Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden Age

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Toronto bookstore McNally Books Bay Street just south of City Hall and found this book staring at me from the just south of City Hall and found this book staring at me from the stack I had to have it given my own Dutch heritage and my guess that this book would have something to say about Dutch iteracy Zoologie Et Pal Ontologie 1866 Vol 6 literacy in the historical past orack of it being an academic interest of mine The book did not disappoint for the most part It opened a window on Dutch ife during the Netherlands Golden Era that I was utterly unfamiliar with Perspective by incongruity you could say along with Kenneth Burke Following the many different ways in which the printing press and book trade brought wealth controversy and earning to the Netherlands was utterly fascinating And there was interesting reading about the impact of high R Sum D Une Histoire De La Mati Re Depuis Les Philosophes Grecs Jusqu literacy in the Netherlands too Why not five stars Well I m a generalist I guess and this book was so chock full of fascinating vignettes andong explanations of minor points that it was just too much sometimes But mostly at east too much of a good thing I highly recommend this to those interested in Dutch history especially if you d ike a sideways An English Squire Vol 3 Of 3 look at it Very well researched and enjoyable to read I especiallyiked the insights into various ibraries of the wealthy and the not so wealthygave me some inspiration to read a few 1600 s popular picks Who knew that newspaper advertising otteries and propaganda all come from the Dutch Economicbusiness history is a somewhat strange area to poke around in sometimes Some accounts are good stories akin to historical fiction with a bit documentary basis Others are closer to economics studies that happen to deal with historical actors the work of the cliometricians ike Fogel Engerman or North come to mind This can be really fine work although readers should dust off their reviews of regression analysis and economic models In between or historical analyses that make great use of exotic data sources and draw insights out of the data without becoming so abstract that the work in inaccessible Chandler is a standard here but there is ots of good workAndrew Pettegree is a British historian who wrote an outstanding 2010 book The Book in the Renaissance He studied how the business model for book publishing developed after the invention of the movable type printing press He starts with the production constraints on the printing of major volumes uncertain demand costly to keep capacity inactive The untold story of how the Dutch conuered the European book market and became the world's greatest bibliophiles The Dutch Golden Age has Poems long been seen as the age of Rembrandt and Vermeer whose paintings captured the public imagination and came to represent the marvel that was the Dutch Republic Yet there is anotherargely overlooked ma. Hile waiting to print uncertainty of customer behavior since many of one s Potential Customers For Large customers for The Appeal Of An Injured Wife Against A Cruel Husband large already haveots of books etc and then developed his analysis from there It is an insightful book and a brilliant studyThe current volume Apologia Degli Accademici Di Banchi Di Roma Contro M Lodovico Castelvet looks at the Dutch bookselling industry about a hundred yearsater from the ate sixteenth century through the seventeenth century the Dutch Golden Age and beyond He makes the case that the bookselling industry was hugely important to the Dutch and that it was the eader across Europe eading the industry to bookselling Industry Was Hugely Important was hugely important the Dutch and that it was the eader across Europe Leaves From The Life Of A Good For Nothing leading the industry to in ways that fundamentally shaped its development into the modern era How can he do this He identified where the printing presses were and he tracked how booksellersisted their inventories for sale in the new institution of newspapers one needs a printing press for them too There are similar technology constraints on printing different sorts of jobs as there were for Gutenberg Pettegree goes well beyond this by identifying the different customers and institutions that commissioned books and other printing jobs including universities churches private schools municipalities and other government institutions and rich private clients He also did a good job at The Globe Vol 5 locating the publishing industry in the political and cultural context of the seventeenth century to show the topics that people wanted to read and write aboutThe third aspect of the study is the distinction Pettigree makes between international and domestic sub markets for books Some books were sold to foreign markets Others were purchased internationally for domestic consumption still others were purchased internationally and resold to other countries Finally there was the purely domestic market which he argues was most important for theong term success of the industryThe unfolding of this analysis provides a flood of insights that I could not begin to address adeuately in a short review Around most points are a variety of nooks and crannies that make a reader stop and think For example part of the growth of publishers came from The Present Testimony And Original Christian Witness Revived Vol 2 links to universities who made candidates for credentials purchase nontrivial production runs of their theses at their own expense as a condition of graduating and you think being a grad student is hard todayWhat the reader gets here is nothing short of a detailed analysis of a major industry with plenty of historical context over the course of a 150 years Ok so the text is a bit of a Rvel in the Dutch world of the seventeenth century books In this fascinating account Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen show how the Dutch produced many books than pictures and bought and owned books per capita than any other part of Europe Key innovations in marketing book auctions and newspaper advertising brought stability to a ma.