A Literary Tour de France
|Population:||26,000 in 1780.|
twenty printer booksellers. Major book trade center and large
publishing industry flooding southern France with pirated
editions. Declining in the late 1770s. Guild.
capital of comtat Venaissin, a papal enclave within France.
university, two colleges, theater, and gazette.
literacy (for entire département): male 20%, female 8%.
port on the Rhône river. Destination and major stop on the
post road from Lyon. Branching point for Marseille and
commercial city. Silk, gun powder, salt, and books.
Smuggling and pirating. Wine and olive oil.