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The book in Britain : a historical introduction / edited by Zachary Lesser ; written by Daniel Allington, David Brewer, Stephen Colclough, Siàn Echard, Zachary Lesser

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Allington, Daniel  Search this
Brewer, David A (David Allen) 1969-  Search this
Colclough, Stephen  Search this
Echard, Siân  Search this
Lesser, Zachary  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Great Britain
Resource on trial 5/1/20-10/30/20.
Introduction / Zachary Lesser -- The Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Early Beginnings to the Norman Conquest of 1066 -- From the High Middle Ages to the Coming of Print, 1066-1530 -- Consolidation and Control in the World of Print, 1530-1640 -- The Interregnum and the Long Eighteenth Century. Politics and Periodicals, 1641-1695 -- Partisan Strife and the World of Print, 1695-1740 -- Managing the Flood of Print, 1740-1780 -- From the Nineteenth Century to the Modern Age. Consolidating Change, 1780-1820 -- The Distribution Revolution -- The Age of Mass Production, 1870-1920 -- The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries. Minority Culture and Popular Print, 1920-1940 -- The Age of the Mass-Market Paperback, 1940-1970 -- Big Business and Digital Technology, 1970-2018
"Presented as a comprehensive, up-to-date narrative, The Book in Britain: A Historical Introduction explores the impact of books, manuscripts, and other kinds of material texts on the cultures and societies of the British Isles. The text clearly explains the technicalities of printing and publishing and discusses the formal elements of books and manuscripts, which are necessary to facilitate an understanding of that impact. This collaboratively authored narrative history combines the knowledge and expertise of five scholars who seek to answer questions such as: How does the material form of a text affect its meaning? How do books shape political and religious movements? How have the economics of the book trade and copyright shaped the literary canon? Who has been included in and excluded from the world of books, and why? The Book in Britain: A Historical Introduction will appeal to all scholars, students, and historians interested in the written word and its continued production and presentation"-- Provided by publisher.
Books--History  Search this
Printing--History  Search this
Book industries and trade--History  Search this
Books and reading--History  Search this
LITERARY CRITICISM / General  Search this
Printing  Search this
Books and reading  Search this
Book industries and trade  Search this
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Z8.G7 A44 2019 (Internet)
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