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Kristy Ironside

When, in late January 1958, newspapers joyfully heralded the advent of a “cash-and-goods lottery” ( denezhno-veshchevaia lotereia ) in Soviet Russia, citing the “numerous requests” for a new lottery the government had allegedly received in recent months, it surely raised some eyebrows. 1 Only

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Jin-A Kang (姜抮亞)

: Kang Jin-A 강진아, “Hanmal ch'aep'yoŏpkwa hwasang tongsunt'aeho: 20 sekich'o tongasia muyŏk net'ŭwŏk'ŭwa hankuk 韓末彩票業과華商 同順泰號: 20세기초 동아시아 무역네트워크와 한국 [Lottery Business in Korea and the Overseas Chinese Company Tongshuntai: East Asian Trade Network and Korea in the beginning of 20th century],” Journal of

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Sophie Raux

Lotteries, Art Markets, and Visual Culture examines lotteries as devices for distributing images and art objects, and constructing their value in the former Low Countries. Alongside the fairs and before specialist auction sales were established, they were an atypical but popular and large-scale form of the art trade. As part of a growing entrepreneurial sensibility based on speculation and a sense of risk, they lay behind many innovations. This study looks at their actors, networks and strategies. It considers the objects at stake, their value, and the forms of visual communication intended to boost an appetite for ownership. Ultimately, it contemplates how the lottery culture impacted notions of Fortune and Vanitas in the visual arts.
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Daniel Bellingradt

In early modern Europe, selling books by lottery was a practiced but uncommon selling technique. The practice of offering books as prizes in a lottery can be traced back to as early as the mid-seventeenth century. The oldest known book lotteries were probably organized in England and the Holy Roman

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Trépanier

‘WE’ AND EMPEDOCLES’ COSMIC LOTTERY: P. STRASB . GR. INV. 1665 - 1666, ENSEMBLE A by S. TRÉPANIER “Soy de un país vertiginoso donde la lotería es parte principal de la realitad . . .” J.L. Borges, La lotería en Babilonia A bstract This paper presents an alternative interpretation and