The French Book and the European Book World (Library of the by Pettegree, A.D.M.

By Pettegree, A.D.M.

A chain of associated experiences of eu print tradition of the 16th century, focusing really on France and the neighborhood, provincial event of print.

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2 Robert Kingdon, Geneva and the Coming of the Wars of Religion in France, 1555–1563 (Geneva, 1956). Francis Higman, Piety and the People. Religious Printing in French, 1511–1551 (St Andrews Studies in Reformation History, 1996). Higman, Censorship and the Sorbonne (Geneva, 1979). 44 chapter three of the Genevan monopoly were by and large beneÀcial. In particular, it was important that the body of works published in Geneva during these years, heavily but not exclusively dominated by Calvin’s own writings, were characterised by a deÀnite doctrinal coherence.

Bibliographie des ouvrages imprimés à Caen et à Rouen au seizième siècle (Baden-Baden, 1992). 9 a provincial news community in sixteenth-century france 23 through the net, as was the case with the Rouen books in this volume in Aix. 10 The present article therefore represents the Àrst systematic examination of this unique body of material. The Aix recueil contains thirty-three items, around two thirds of which were printed in Rouen in a short eight year period between 1537 and 1544. Even on a most cursory examination it is clear that they are very different in character from the conÀdent, relatively Àne work of the Parisian and Netherlandish news sheets of the incunabula age.

48 chapter three from Crespin’s press, regarded the Genevan mark as a certiÀcation of quality. Genevan facsimiles therefore possessed a certain authority in the marketplace, which local printers were keen to exploit. This fact explains why so much of the Protestant publishing produced in Normandy in these years was Genevan both in the choice of books and their style. In this respect Philippe most certainly led the way. The initial letters which decorate his books are locally re-cut imitations of alphabets familiar from the works of the Genevan printers Estienne and Crespin.

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