Book market
(892 words)

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…

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Schneider, Ute, “Book market”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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