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28.02.2019

Dr. Djuke Meiman, professor at the Hague University, gave a talk on the importance of Dutch newspapers as one of the sources of information in the 17-18th cent.

The event took place February 25, 2019, organized by the Benilux Center.

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Dr. Meiman spoke about the first Dutch newspaper, the handwritten “Courante” that had begun its publishing in 1618, and explained why it had been the Netherlands that had given rise to the first newspapers. She spoke on trade, the demand for information, first newsagents, and all that had led to emergence of the first printed newspaper in 1620.

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It is worth saying that th favorite newpaper of Peter the Great was “Haarlem Courantos”, routinely translated by Posolsky Prikaz.

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