Early Modern scholars discuss their favourite primary and secondary sources...
14:56, Mon 2 Jan 2012
Andrew Pettegree from the University of St. Andrews discusses his accidental discoveries of a broadsheet listing books for sale in Emden (Germany) in 1566, and forty (catalogued as two) unknown news pamphlets from Rouen (France), 1538-44. He also mentions his feeling of "liberation" at being told by Yale University Press that he should focus on the past, rather than historiographic matters, in his The Book in the Renaissance.
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