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Papier im mittelalterlichen Europa. Herstellung und Gebrauch

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISBN: 9783110371413 9783110412987 Year: Volume: 7 Pages: vi, 330 DOI: 10.1515/9783110371413 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Researchers view the switch from parchment to paper as an essential condition for the rapid rise in literacy in Europe during the Late Middle Ages. The first part of this volume focuses on medieval paper production in the mill districts in Northern Italy, Southwestern Germany, and Belgium. The second part examines the displacement of parchment by paper in administration and in book culture.

Papierherstellung im deutschen Südwesten. Ein neues Gewerbe im späten Mittelalter

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 2198-6932 ISBN: 9783110583717 Year: Volume: 18 Pages: 630 DOI: 10.1515/9783110583717 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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This study examines the rise of paper production while looking specifically at southwestern Germany. The first part illuminates technical and historical aspects through a material investigation of paper and the clues it provides concerning the production process. The second part focuses on the founding of paper mills in Basel and other southwestern German cities while giving particular consideration to social and economic history.

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