Las Letras y El Oficio

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LAS LETRAS Y EL OFICIO : NOVOHISPANOS EN LA IMPRENTA. MÉXICO Y PUEBLA, SIGLO XVIII. / Olivia Moreno Gamboa. Ciudad de México, México : Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México , Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas , Centro de Estudios Literarios ; Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología ; Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora, 2018. 329 pages : includes tables, graphics, bibliography ; 23 cm. (Ediciones Especiales, 92). ISBN : 9786070294150 (UNAM) ; 9786078611034.
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Through the bibliographies of José Mariano Beristáin de Souza and José Toribio Medina, the author of this book offers an investigation of the so-called “Republic of Letters”, which allows us to understand the slow and late development of secular printed culture in Mexico. colonial. The secular printing press was concentrated in Mexico City and Puebla, experiencing a process of change throughout the XVII century of New Spain based on the changes that were introduced in New Spain, such as Bourbon reformism and the Enlightenment, in various spheres of social and cultural life. The above, together with the emergence of new secular figures in the literate elite, who began to incorporate other knowledge into the printed world.

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