Trumpets from the Tower: English Puritan Printing in the Netherlands, 1600-1640

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BRILL, Dec 31, 1993 - History - 240 pages
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This volume deals with English Puritan book printing and publishing in the Netherlands, especially in the cities of Amsterdam and Leiden, in the early seventeenth century. Because of censorship in England, many Puritans had to go abroad to have their books printed. Once produced by Dutch presses, the books were shipped, or smuggled, back to England. The book centers on a body of about 350 Puritanical books, mostly in the English language, printed in the Dutch Republic by Puritan printers in exile or by sympathetic Dutch printers. The book examines the chain of authors, printers, publishers, financial backers, smugglers, and booksellers involved. Zealous Puritan believers participated at each stage. This book is important for studying the relationship between Dutch printing and Puritan activities in Britain.
  

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Contents

Puritans and the Printing Press
1
The Open Doors of Dutch Printing
28
Puritan Renaissance or Puritan Babel? at SeventeenthCentury Amsterdam
46
Puritan Printing at Amsterdam
84
Puritan Printing at Leiden
125
Distributing the Books
156
The Wider Fellowship of DutchEnglish Book Publishing and Translation
170
Selected bibliography
178
APPENDIXES
179
Amsterdam Printers and Booksellers
191
Leiden Printers and Booksellers
213
Editors Publishers and Financial Backers
219
A Selected List of Anonymously Printed Puritan Books
224
INDEXES
228
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Keith L. Sprunger, Ph.D. (1963) in History, University of Illinois, is Oswald H. Wedel Professor of History at Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas. He has published extensively in the history of Puritanism, including "The Learned Doctor William Ames" (Illinois, 1972) and "Dutch Puritanism" (Brill, 1982).

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