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Andrew Pettegree is Professor of Modern History and Founding Director of the Reformation Studies Institute at the University of St Andrews
— biography from Reformation and the Culture of Persuasion
The Library: A Fragile History 303 copies, 8 reviews
The Book in the Renaissance 275 copies, 3 reviews
The Reformation World 47 copies, 1 review
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I began my career working on aspects of the European Reformation. My first book was a study of religious refugee communities in the sixteenth century, and since then I have published on the Dutch Revolt, and on the Reformation in Germany, France and England, as well as a general survey history of the sixteenth century. In the last years the focus of my research has shifted towards an interest in the history of communication, and especially the history of the book. I run a research group that in 2011 completed a survey of all books published before1601: the Universal Short Title Catalogue. This work will continue, in 2012-2016, with work to incorporate new discoveries and continue the survey into the seventeenth century. In 2010 I published an award-winning study of The Book in the Renaissance, and early in 2014 I will publish The Invention of News: a study of the birth of a commercial culture of news publication in the four centuries between 1400 and 1800. I will return to the Reformation for a study of Luther’s writings for the Reformation anniversary of 2017

Andrew Pettegree is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of several books on aspects of the European Reformation, as well as a general history of sixteenth-century Europe. More recently he has turned his attention to the history of the book. The Book in the Renaissance, published by Yale University Press in 2010, was a New York Times notable book of the year, and won the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize of the Renaissance Society of America. In 2014 he will publish, also with Yale, his study of the first four centuries of a commercial news culture, The Invention of News. He is also director of the Universal Short Title Catalogue, an online database of books published throughout Europe before 1601. Between now and 2016 the USTC will extend its coverage to 1650.

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