Peripheral print cultures in Renaissance Europe
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On a macroscopic level, the broader geography of book production can give an important sense of the intensity and character of cultural activity in different regions and countries. An interesting fact about some peripheral print cultures is that they imported very large volumes of vernacular material. Printing in Renaissance Ireland was a statedriven activity, sponsored for the sole purpose of furthering Tudor government and the Protestant faith. It is possible to identify various intensities of European publishing activity. There was a tier of publishing nations, which lay on the very fringes of the European book world. These regions, including Portugal, Scotland, Ireland, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, exhibited markedly low levels of production either in Latin or in vernacular languages even when adjusted for the size of their populations. As a result, scholars have been somewhat negative, even dismissive, in their characterisation of the intellectual vitality of these regions.


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