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Christopher Plantin, Polyglot Printer of Antwerp

Synopsis
Examines the printing and publishing house founded by Plantin in the 1560s, looking at the wide range of scholarly books which he published including the production of the highly complex Polyglot Bible. Filmed in the Plantin Moretus Museum in Antwerp.
Series
Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600, Course A205
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1990
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Keywords
Antwerp; history of the 16th century; Plantin, Christopher; printing

Credits

Producer
Nick Levinson

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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