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Book market
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Gutenberg’s invention of printing using moveable metal type around 1440/50 spread from Mainz, reaching over 250 European cities by 1500. Printing shops were established especially in commercial and academic centers and episcopal towns: ca. 1460 in Strasbourg and Bamberg, 1465 in Subiaco (Rome), 1466 in Cologne, 1468 in Augsburg and Basel, 1469 in Venice, 1470 in Naples, Nuremberg, and Paris, 1471 in Florence and Milan, 1473 in Lyon, Ulm, and Utrecht, 1474 in Valencia and Krakow, 1475 in Breslau, Bruges, Leuven, Lübeck, and Zaragoza. Between 27,000 and 30, 000 incunabula were publis…

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Schneider, Ute, “Book market”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 10 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_017858>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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