in Early Modern Europe?
EMoBookTrade: An Evidence-based Reconstruction of the Economic and Juridical Framework of the European Book Market is a research project that addresses fundamental questions relating to the growth of a fully developed book trade and the rise of a society of book consumers within the social and religious context of early modern Europe. It is focused on book prices and on Venetian book privileges. Led by Angela Nuovo, and funded by the European Research Council from 2016 to 2022, it involves a team of twelve researchers, based initially at the University of Udine and since 2019 at the University of Milan. EMoBookTrade aims to produce data and research based on a large-scale, quantitative analysis of book prices in Europe (ca. 1540-1630) and on the development of book privileges in Venice as the first European city to make a systematic use of this juridical institution. The Early Modern Book Prices database and The Early Modern Book Privileges in Venice database are its major results.