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Gerard of Abbeville

(d. 1272) Secular theologian, he founded the college of Sorbonne with Robert of Sorbonne. Following William of St-Amour, he disputed against the possibility of mendicant teaching ...

22 The History of the Book in France

22 The History of the Book in France   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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...cities in 1484 (the first work in the Breton language was printed as early as 1475 ); at Rouen in 1485 ; at Abbeville in 1486 ; at Orléans and Grenoble in 1490 ; at Angoulême and Narbonne in 1491 . Save for a few ephemeral undertakings, like the one Jehan de Rohan ran in his Breton château of Bréhant-Loudéac in 1484–5 , most were permanent establishments. Leaving aside the Alsatian region, which was politically and culturally part of the Germanic world, there were presses in about 30 French cities by 1500 . Lyons was not a university town but a...