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Book Collectors and Collections: Universities and Schools

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One of the most persistent theories about book acquisition in Scandinavia is that most books with pre-Reformation provenance were privately acquired by students during their studies or travels abroad. This chapter looks first at books known to have been in the possession of Scandinavian schools, and in some cases of individual teachers and professors. More than three quarters of the collection consists of religious literature, and a number of the works listed as secular could also qualify for one of the categories of religious literature. Uppsala University Library is stronger than Copenhagen University Library, however, in Bibles and scriptural works (9" in Uppsala, 4" in Copenhagen). Legal literature that falls under the categories of general, canon and civil law in Uppsala makes up 30" of the collection, a markedly higher proportion that the 7.5" in Copenhagen.

Keywords: Copenhagen university library; religious literature; Scandinavia; Scandinavian schools; Uppsala university library



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