By Gina Dahl
In the course of fresh many years a lot has been written approximately early glossy ebook distribution, yet formerly Norway has been absent from the dialogue. Drawing on booklet listings, this learn seeks to fill this lacuna by means of exploring the marketplace for books in early sleek Norway. Its strategy is multifaceted: attention of the categories of books accessed by means of diverse parts of Norwegian society is decided along advancements in the ebook marketplace itself, corresponding to the prolonged lifetime of well known books, the sluggish substitute of Latin by means of the vernacular and the increase within the eighteenth century within the variety of books available to buy. The learn demonstrates the internationality of the Norwegian publication industry whereas acknowledging particular styles that make sure its Norwegian personality.
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31 â•‡Frøland, Dansk boghandels historie, 48. 32 â•‡Rian, “Sensuren i Danmark-Norge,” 128. ), Fra middelalderlærdom til den nye videnskab 1000–1730 (Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 2005), 191, 289. 28 29 26 chapter two of discontent with those in charge were to be silenced by harsh means. 34 Other types of writing were also condemned, including satirical writings directed against official religion or certain members of the clergy. 35 During years that have been termed the Pietist era, in the first half of the eighteenth century, censorship restrictions prevailed.
Art. , University of Bergen, 2007). 57 â•‡ Byberg, “Brukte bøker,” 84. ), Fra middelalderlærdom til den nye videnskab, 104. 30 chapter two faculty could be made available in stores and sold to the general public; works of more harmful character could only be sold to the “learned with honest intentions,” or to people who were about to found libraries. The names of these customers were to be recorded, and those booksellers who violated the rules punished. 61 One of the reasons for this laissez-faire mentality was the simple fact that nonLutheran religious works were perceived as less threatening to those with certain intellectual capacities.
In contrast to the sixteenth century, the seventeenth century has usually been classified as the age of Lutheran orthodoxy, a term that reflects the profound influence of German Lutheran currents on Danish-Norwegian religious life. Lutheran orthodoxy aimed to construct the pure Lutheran message by drawing up demarcation lines between Lutheranism and other confessions. These endeavours resulted in elaborations of Scripture that developed into allencompassing systems;3 well-known examples of dogmatic treatises that resulted from this process include Loci communes theologici by Johann Gerhard (d.
Books in Early Modern Norway (Library of the Written Word: the Handpress World 11) by Gina Dahl