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Infographic: Printing Newspapers in Early Modern Germany

With the development of the bibliography comes the advantage of getting a clearer view on statistical aspects of newspaper publishing in Germany between 1609 and 1650. This post seeks to highlight some of the findings concerning the dimension of overall numbers of published titles, the frequency of places of correspondence and the average number of reports in an issue.

Furthermore, two case studies can enlighten practices of reporting regional news. The first study examines how news from Britain made it into the German newspapers and shows, that the majority of reports was brought to the Low Countries and made it into the system of correspondence in cities such as Amsterdam, The Hague and Dunkirk. Secondly, situated right in the heart of the Holy Roman Empire, Franconia is one of the commercial and cultural focal points of Early Modern Germany. The data gathered from the inspection of surviving copies shows how tight the net of correspondents that existed throughout the region, enabling readers to find out about events from more than 20 towns.

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