Authors

Darrah Culp

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After the Parisian printer Thielman Kerver died in 1522, his widow Iolande Bonhomme took over his shop at the "Sign of the Unicorn" in the Rue St. Jacques, and in 1526 she produced the first Bible printed by a woman. This essay discusses Bonhomme's assumption of the business and the roles and skills open to the widows of certain tradesmen in medieval France.

Publication Date

2018

Subjects

History of the book, Medieval history, History of printing, Women

Disciplines

Medieval History | Medieval Studies

Kerver's Widow and Female Printers in Sixteenth-Century France

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