Book printing and the rise of the vernacular in Europe, 1500–1820

lightning talk
  1. 1. Jani Marjanen

    University of Helsinki

  2. 2. Hege Roivainen

    University of Helsinki

  3. 3. Leo Lahti

    Turku University

  4. 4. Mikko Tolonen

    University of Helsinki

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Throughout Western Europe, the dominance of Latin as the language of written culture eroded and local languages became carrieres of politics, religion, culture and science in the early modern and modern periods. This process is sometimes called vernacularization, but it was not a unified process. We aim to describe this process in a more precise way by using library catalogues as data for language use in Europe from the sixteenth century to the early nineteenth century. We further zoom in on different types of cities in different language areas and discuss different publication profiles of university towns, capital cities and commercial centers.

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Conference Info

In review

ADHO - 2020
"carrefours / intersections"

Hosted at Carleton University, Université d'Ottawa (University of Ottawa)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

July 20, 2020 - July 25, 2020

475 works by 1078 authors indexed

Conference cancelled due to coronavirus. Online conference held at Data for this conference were initially prepared and cleaned by May Ning.

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Series: ADHO (15)

Organizers: ADHO