A Companion to the History of the Book by Simon Eliot, Jonathan Rose

By Simon Eliot, Jonathan Rose

From the early Sumerian clay capsule via to the emergence of the digital textual content, this Companion presents a continuing and coherent account of the background of the ebook.

  • Makes use of illustrative examples and case reports of recognized texts
  • Written through a gaggle of specialist contributors
  • Covers topical debates, corresponding to the character of censorship and the way forward for the e-book

Chapter 1 Why Bibliography issues (pages 7–20): T. H. Howard?Hill
Chapter 2 what's Textual Scholarship? (pages 21–32): David Greetham
Chapter three The makes use of of Quantification (pages 33–49): Alexis Weedon
Chapter four Readers: Books and Biography (pages 50–62): Stephen Colclough
Chapter five The Clay capsule ebook in Sumer, Assyria, and Babylonia (pages 63–83): Eleanor Robson
Chapter 6 The Papyrus Roll in Egypt, Greece, and Rome (pages 84–94): Cornelia Roemer
Chapter 7 China (pages 95–110): J. S. Edgren
Chapter eight Japan, Korea, and Vietnam (pages 111–126): Peter Kornicki
Chapter nine South Asia (pages 126–137): Graham Shaw
Chapter 10 Latin the US (pages 138–152): Hortensia Calvo
Chapter eleven The Hebraic booklet (pages 153–164): Emile G. L. Schrijver
Chapter 12 The Islamic booklet (pages 165–176): Michael Albin
Chapter thirteen The Triumph of the Codex: The Manuscript ebook earlier than 1100 (pages 177–193): Michelle P. Brown
Chapter 14 Parchment and Paper: Manuscript tradition 1100–1500 (pages 194–206): M. T. Clanchy
Chapter 15 The Gutenberg Revolutions (pages 207–219): Lotte Hellinga
Chapter sixteen The ebook alternate Comes of Age: The 16th Century (pages 220–231): David J. Shaw
Chapter 17 The British booklet industry 1600–1800 (pages 232–246): John Feather
Chapter 18 Print and Public in Europe 1600–1800 (pages 247–258): Rietje van Vliet
Chapter 19 North the US and Transatlantic ebook tradition to 1800 (pages 259–272): Russell L. Martin
Chapter 20 The Industrialization of the publication 1800–1970 (pages 273–290): Rob Banham
Chapter 21 From Few and dear to Many and inexpensive: The British e-book marketplace 1800–1890 (pages 291–302): Simon Eliot
Chapter 22 A Continent of Texts: Europe 1800–1890 (pages 303–314): Jean?Yves Mollier and Marie?Franqise Cachin
Chapter 23 development a countrywide Literature: the USA 1800–1890 (pages 315–328): Robert A. Gross
Chapter 24 The Globalization of the booklet 1800–1970 (pages 329–340): David Finkelstein
Chapter 25 Modernity and Print I: Britain 1890–1970 (pages 341–353): Jonathan Rose
Chapter 26 Modernity and Print II: Europe 1890–1970 (pages 354–367): Adriaan van der Weel
Chapter 27 Modernity and Print III: the us 1890–1970 (pages 368–380): Beth Luey
Chapter 28 Books and Bits: Texts and know-how 1970–2000 (pages 381–394): Paul Luna
Chapter 29 the worldwide industry 1970–2000: manufacturers (pages 395–405): Eva Hemmungs Wirten
Chapter 30 the worldwide industry 1970–2000: shoppers (pages 406–418): Claire Squires
Chapter 31 Periodicals and Periodicity (pages 419–433): James Wald
Chapter 32 the significance of Ephemera (pages 434–450): Martin Andrews
Chapter 33 the recent Textual applied sciences (pages 451–463): Charles Chadwyck?Healey
Chapter 34 New Histories of Literacy (pages 465–479): Patricia Crain
Chapter 35 a few Non?Textual makes use of of Books (pages 480–492): Rowan Watson
Chapter 36 The booklet as paintings (pages 493–507): Megan L. Benton
Chapter 37 Obscenity, Censorship, and Modernity (pages 508–519): Deana Heath
Chapter 38 Copyright and the construction of Literary estate (pages 520–530): John Feather
Chapter 39 Libraries and the discovery of data (pages 531–543): Wayne A. Wiegand
Chapter forty Does the publication Have a destiny? (pages 545–559): Angus Phillips

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Lloyd, D. ” Welsh Bibliographical Society Journal, 6: 225–41. McGann, Jerome J. (1983) A Critique of Modern Textual Criticism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. McKenzie, D. F. ), The Book Encompassed: Studies in Twentieth-century Bibliography, pp. 290–301. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. McKerrow, Ronald B. (1994) An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students (with introduction by David McKitterick). Winchester: St. Paul’s Bibliographies. ” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 98: 425–48.

Studies in Bibliography, 27: 55–89 (reprinted in Selected Studies in Bibliography, pp. 1–35. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1979). ” Text, 1: 1–10. ) (1970) The Aims and Methods of Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures, 2nd edn. New York: Modern Language Association of America (originally published 1963). — (1972) Principles of Textual Criticism. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library. Trevisa, John (1975) Trevisa’s Translation of Bartholomaeus Anglicus De Proprietatibus Rerum, ed.

The impressive academic and intellectual success of the “history of the book” can thus be linked to a general shift away from formalism and from the “master narratives” (grand reçits) of modernism toward an emphasis on social context. The efforts of the “social” textual scholars like McGann and McKenzie to place all texts within these cultural “negotiations” should therefore be seen as part of this general shift and thus sharing many of the same objectives and methods as historians of the book.

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