Renæssanceforum 15 • 2019

Liivi Aarma
The role of clergymen from Finland and mainland Sweden in developing book culture in the seventeenth and early eighteenth-century Estonia

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The present article aims at throwing light on publishing in the area of present-day Estonia and the role of clergymen originating from Sweden and Finland in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The authors of the first books printed in Estonia were of German, Swedish and Finnish origin. German and Baltic-German clergy have been researched in greater detail than parish ministers of Swedish and Finnish origin. The article will focus on the latter, placing them in the context of general literary culture in the area of present-day Estonia.