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Government use of print : official publications in the Holy Roman Empire, 1500-1600 / Saskia Limbach

Author / Creator Limbach, Saskia, author.
Imprint Frankfurt am Main : Vittorio Klostermann, 2021
Description xviii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language English
Series Studien zur europäischen Rechtsgeschichte, 1610-6040 ; Band 326
Studien zur europäischen Rechtsgeschichte ; Bd. 326.
Subject Printing -- Political aspects -- Germany -- Württemberg -- History -- 16th century.
Printing -- Political aspects -- Germany -- Cologne -- History -- 16th century.
Civilization.
Printing -- Political aspects.
Württemberg (Germany) -- Civilization -- 16th century.
Cologne (Germany) -- Civilization -- 16th century.
Germany -- Cologne.
Germany -- Württemberg.
History.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12563343
ISBN 9783465044253
3465044258
Notes Revised and enlarged version of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of St. Andrews, 2017
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-257) and index
Summary "Presenting the most comprehensive account of official print in the Holy Roman Empire during the sixteenth century, this study investigates the use of the printing press as an increasingly important instrument in the expansion of authority. By comparing and contrasting publications printed in the Duchy of Württemberg and in the Free Imperial City of Cologne, the author traces the tentative beginnings of collaboration between rulers and printers. Making use of hitherto unexplored legal and business records, the study offers a sophisticated analysis of the early modern print trade which allows us to ascertain the business and market conditions that shaped the production of administrative and legal documents, such as police ordinances and announcements."--Page 4 of cover
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