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Printing in and for Scandinavia before the Reformation

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Before the Reformation, books and other printed works were produced in only two Scandinavian countries, Denmark and Sweden. In considering Scandinavian pre- Reformation printing history, this chapter looks at the character of the local presses, with each account of domestic printing accompanied by an evaluation of the books commissioned by local institutions or individual Scandinavian customers. The Scandinavian domestic printing market was apparently small and lacked continuity, breadth and volume. According to the Danish national bibliography, 68 titles were printed in Denmark between 1482 and 1522. Denmark was the first Scandinavian country to attract printers. The list of books printed by Stephanus Arndes for the Levens is impressive and includes works added between 1989 and 2002 as a result of research carried out by Merete Geert Andersen and Dieter Lohmeier, working independently.

Keywords: Danish books; Denmark; Dieter Lohmeier; Levens; Merete Geert Andersen; Scandinavian countries; Scandinavian domestic printing market; Stephanus Arndes; Sweden



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