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1482: Mass media hit Odense


In 1482, Bishop Johan Rønnow wanted to sanitise church services in Funen Diocese. He therefore invited a German printer called Johan Snell to Odense to print a breviarium – the short texts used during Catholic masses. Snell got to work on printing but took a short…

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Breviarium Ottoniense

En trykt side fra Johan Snells Breviarium Ottoniense

År: 1482 PHOTO:Det Kgl. Bibliotek

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