Mark Curran is currently Munby Fellow in Bibliography at the University of Cambridge and author of Atheism and Christianity in Enlightenment Europe
(Boydell, 2012). In October 2012 he will take up a three year lectureship at Queen Mary University of London. From 2007-2011 he was Research Fellow on the French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe project, which he has been involved in shaping since the pilot project in 2006. He is co-author with Simon Burrows of the FBTEE database.
The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe (FBTEE) database maps the trade of the Société Typographique de Neuchâtel (STN), a celebrated Swiss publishing house that operated between 1769 and 1794. The database was published online on June 25, 2012 and is available here.
Should the famous Société typographique de Neuchâtel (1769-1794) (STN) be viewed as a typical and representative ‘European’ publisher-bookseller, a ‘print shop across the border’ that offered the latest product of the mud-raking underground to the French market, or a provincial, peripheral, and Swiss-focused distraction?