I am interested in how the use of paper changed in Moscow before and in the 17th century: What was it used for, what role did it play for people, where was it available and in what quantities, where did it come from, how did the price and the quality develop. I found some useful information in some older publications e.g. from Lichacev and Melnikov, but I was wondering, if there was a book, which is about (or a colleague, who is working on) such a „kulturhistorische“ perspective on paper in Muscovy in the 16th/17th century systematically. I would be also glad about some hints/ideas, where to find some statistical materials which could be helpful to understand better the role and dynamics of paper in the culture of Muscovy.
PS: I am interested in this topic as part of my PhD, which is investigating the change of the order of knowledge in Muscovy of the 17th century such as medicine, mathematics, music and grammar.
Н.П. Лихачёв “Бумага и древнейшие мельницы в Московском государстве: Историко-археографический очерк”, 1891 г.,Спб.
Н.П. Мельников, П.Н. Мельников “История, статистика, литература писчебумажного производства”, Спб, типография П.П. Сайкина ‚1906г.