The aim of the second part of the study is to examine the coinage of those mints in the German lands, which were left at the emperors’ disposal by the…
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The publication of the medieval German coins in the Uppsala University Coin Cabinet was initiated by Professor Peter Berghaus (Münster), whose card index of the German coins from the Viking Ages has been computerized and enhanced by the later medieval specimens. Additionally, digital images of all the coins were taken. The book was layouted by Computus Druck Service.
The projected edition of the correspondence between Christian Jürgensen Thomsen (Copenhagen) and Hermann Grote which covers the years 1835 to 1865 was already begun in the 1950s by Professor Peter Berghaus (Münster). Thomsen’s letters are preserved in Grote’s estate in the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek in Göttingen, Germany.
The account book of the printmaster Peter Drach of Speyer is a unique source for the booktrade in the late 15th century. A thorough evaluation of the account book has shown that Drach’s business activities were founded on the participation of his family, whose members are introduced to the reader. Even though Drach’s business was flourishing, he could not cope with losing the city council’s support. Therefore, his wholesale trade collapsed in the 1490s. The loss could not be compensated for by the retail trade. After Drach’s death in 1504, his wife sold the business to one of his sons. However, the book trade never regained its former scale.