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FBTEE: The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe

Bibliophiles and scholars of cultural history may be interested in The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe (FBTEE), an innovative digital humanities project that uses quantitative methods to study eighteenth-century culture by "track[ing] the movement of around 400,000 copies of 4,000 books across Europe" from 1769 to 1794. In particular, FBTEE focuses on the Societe Typographique de Neuchatel, a Swiss publishing house that many scholars regard as being representative of the late-Enlightenment book trade due to their book sales from numerous publishers (along with their own publications) to clients throughout Europe. It is designed to be a user-friendly resource for scholars and students, and visitors will find a wealth of information, including suggested uses and tutorials for its database, as well as a link to the project's blog for a behind-the-scenes perspective. FBTEE began in 2004 under the direction of Simon Burrows, Professor of History at Western Sydney University (Australia). The project was named the Best Digital Resource for 2017 by the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and as of this writing, it has produced two books and multiple academic articles.
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August 17th, 2018
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August 14th, 2018 at 2:12pm
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August 15th, 2018 at 4:10pm
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