Zur Geschichte Der Frankfurter Buchmesse

A colourful and revealing look at than 500 years of commerce conducted at the renowned Frankfurt Book Fair, from its beginnings in the Middle Ages Even then, in spite of internal strife and religious upheaval, books were becoming increasingly accessible to those who found their way to Frankfurt to buy, sell, and promote The fact that King Henry VIII sent Sir ThomasA colourful and revealing look at than 500 years of commerce conducted at the renowned Frankfurt Book Fair, from its beginnings in the Middle Ages Even then, in spite of internal strife and religious upheaval, books were becoming increasingly accessible to those who found their way to Frankfurt to buy, sell, and promote The fact that King Henry VIII sent Sir Thomas Bodley as his personal emissary to purchase books for the new library at Oxford University is an indication of the Fair s growing importance outside Germany.Through the ensuing centuries, the fortunes of the Fair waxed and waned however, the period following the Second World War brought with it a new spirit of renewal that has yet to lose momentum In recent years, increasing number of international book fairs have taken the Frankfurt model, and each is finding its own way to further enrich the world of books everywhere.
Zur Geschichte Der Frankfurter Buchmesse A colourful and revealing look at than years of commerce conducted at the renowned Frankfurt Book Fair from its beginnings in the Middle Ages Even then in spite of internal strife and religious

  • Title: Zur Geschichte Der Frankfurter Buchmesse
  • Author: Peter Weidhaas
  • ISBN: 9783518455388
  • Page: 459
  • Format: None
  • 1 thought on “Zur Geschichte Der Frankfurter Buchmesse”

    1. A good if rather sketchy (very short for a history of such a long-lived event) history of the book fair. It is not entirely about the Frankfurt Fair since it detours to the Leipzig Fair during the time that the Frankfurt Fair was not functioning. It was interesting to see another side of the book trade--the internationalism, the politics, etc. It is a bit dated since the section on digital books is very "old school"--not the ebooks we use today.

    2. This is a surprisingly interesting history, not only of the book fair, but of publishing and how publishing evolved from book selling. Worth reading for anybody interested in the business.

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