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Competition, choice and diversity in the newspaper trade of the Dutch Golden Age. / der Weduwen, Arthur Timothy.

In: Early Modern Low Countries, Vol. 2, No. 1, 03.09.2018, p. 7-23.

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der Weduwen, AT 2018, 'Competition, choice and diversity in the newspaper trade of the Dutch Golden Age', Early Modern Low Countries, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 7-23. https://doi.org/10.18352/emlc.59

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der Weduwen, A. T. (2018). Competition, choice and diversity in the newspaper trade of the Dutch Golden Age. Early Modern Low Countries, 2(1), 7-23. https://doi.org/10.18352/emlc.59

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der Weduwen AT. Competition, choice and diversity in the newspaper trade of the Dutch Golden Age. Early Modern Low Countries. 2018 Sep 3;2(1):7-23. https://doi.org/10.18352/emlc.59

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der Weduwen, Arthur Timothy. / Competition, choice and diversity in the newspaper trade of the Dutch Golden Age. In: Early Modern Low Countries. 2018 ; Vol. 2, No. 1. pp. 7-23.

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