The Bookshop of the World Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden Age Read & Download ☆ 104

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The Bookshop of the World Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden Age Read & Download ☆ 104 ✓ ➶ [Reading] ➸ The Bookshop of the World Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden Age By Andrew Pettegree ➫ – Eyltransferservices.co.uk The untold story The untold story of how of the Epub #224 the Dutch conuered the European book market and became the world's greatest bibliophiles The Dutch Golden Age has 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 another largely overlooked marvel. A few weeks ago I walked into my favourite Toronto bookstore Ben McNally Books Bay Street just south of City Hall and found this book staring at me from the first stack I had to have it given my own Dutch heritage and my guess that this book would have something to say about Dutch literacy literacy in the historical past or lack of it being an academic interest of mine The book did not disappoint for the most part It opened a window on Dutch life 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 learning to the Netherlands was utterly fascinating And there was interesting reading about the impact of high 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 and long explanations of minor points that it was just too much sometimes But mostly at least too much of a good thing I highly recommend this to those interested in Dutch history especially if you'd like a sideways look at it

review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Andrew Pettegree

Ere 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 Bookshop of the PDFEPUB #192 these pious prosperous uarrelsome and generous people were shaped by what they re. Very well researched and enjoyable to read I especially liked the insights into various libraries of the wealthy and the not so wealthygave me some inspiration to read a few 1600’s popular picks Who knew that newspaper advertising lotteries and propaganda all come from the Dutch

Andrew Pettegree ☆ 4 review

The Bookshop of the World Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden AgeIn the Dutch world of the seventeenth century books In this fascinating account Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen The Bookshop PDFEPUBshow 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 market wh. Outstanding and detailed history of printing and publishing in the Netherlands during the 17th century What we think of as the Dutch Golden Age could not have happened as it did without the contributions of the publishing industry to a literate population