Printing in and for Scandinavia before the reformation -- Scandinavian book trade and the European context -- Book collections and collectors : churches and monasteries -- Book collectors and collections : universities and schools -- Book collectors and collections : private owners -- The reception of printed works -- Transnationalism and a model for Scandinavian pre-Reformation book history -- Appendix 1. The Malmo list -- Appendix 2. Books from the principal pre-Reformation Danish religious libraries -- Appendix 3. The Lecturer's Library in Slesvig -- Appendix 4. The inventory of a house belonging to the Bishop of Odense, 1530-1532.
Based on thousands of contemporary provenances, statistics and book lists, this books achieves a repositioning of Scandinavian early modern print cultures as dynamic, self-confident actors in the multi-faceted transnational context of European book history.
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