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25 The Memmingen Book Network

Claire Bolton    Oxford, UK    

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abstract

This paper uses book provenance information from the town of Memmingen in southern Germany as a basis for discovering its book trade history. It brings together this information with that of some earlier writers to throw light on the scholarly book network that grew in the town, the book buyers and owners, and the book producers with their supporting trades, in Memmingen in the second half of the fifteenth century. It will look at who the buyers were, what they bought, how books were traded, from where their books had come, and, where possible, how much the books cost. The prices of books are put into context of known living costs of the period.

Published
Feb. 24, 2020
Accepted
Nov. 5, 2019
Submitted
May 6, 2019
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-333-5
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-332-8

Keywords: Books tradeCostsOwnersMemmingen15th-century printingScholarly networkIncunabula

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