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Amazed: Frankfurt Book Fair dates back 800 yrs! open today
Posted by: samintx
Date: October 10, 2018 09:42AM
The Frankfurt Book Fair kicks off today, bringing hundreds of thousands of people in publishing and related fields together for days of wheeling, dealing, seeing and being seen.

The tradition dates back some 800 years — long before Johannes Gutenberg turned out Europe’s first printed page in 1454.

Frankfurt was a flourishing medieval commercial center. In 1240, the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II decreed that no one should harass travelers to its autumn fair, where wine, gold, horses and more were bought and sold.

Handwritten manuscripts began selling there, a forerunner to the book trade. Frankfurt held its earliest recorded book fair in 1462.

Then, as now, it was a place where people mingled and ideas flowed.
Henri II Estienne, a Frenchman, praised the fair in 1574 for bringing together so many scholars.

The effect, he said, was a modern-day Athens: “In reality, it should be happening in that city where once bloomed the most celebrated intellectual life in all of Greece.”

The Frankfurt Book Fair’s guest of honor this year is the nation of Georgia, and 90 new translations of Georgian books are planned to mark that occasion.
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Re: Amazed: Frankfurt Book Fair dates back 800 yrs! open today
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 10, 2018 11:17AM
What's a 'book'?



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Re: Amazed: Frankfurt Book Fair dates back 800 yrs! open today
Posted by: samintx
Date: October 10, 2018 11:32AM
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Speedy
What's a 'book'?

Something ‘mob thugs’ don’t recognize RollingEyesSmiley5
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Re: Amazed: Frankfurt Book Fair dates back 800 yrs! open today
Posted by: timg
Date: October 10, 2018 12:20PM
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What's a 'book'?

here's some tech support for you .... (yes I know it's old, but it's still hilarious)

medieval tech support - book



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Re: Amazed: Frankfurt Book Fair dates back 800 yrs! open today
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 10, 2018 01:36PM
......bitte schön...........



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Re: Amazed: Frankfurt Book Fair dates back 800 yrs! open today
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 10, 2018 02:13PM
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Speedy
What's a 'book'?

here's some tech support for you .... (yes I know it's old, but it's still hilarious)

medieval tech support - book

So true!



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