A Companion to the History of the Book / Edition 1

A Companion to the History of the Book / Edition 1

by Simon Eliot
     
 

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ISBN-10: 140519278X

ISBN-13: 9781405192781

Pub. Date: 04/06/2009

Publisher: Wiley

From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book.

  • Makes use of illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts
  • Written by a group of expert contributors
  • Covers topical debates, such as

Overview

From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book.

  • Makes use of illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts
  • Written by a group of expert contributors
  • Covers topical debates, such as the nature of censorship and the future of the book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405192781
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/06/2009
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series , #98
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
616
Sales rank:
925,622
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Notes on Contributors x

Introduction 1
Simon Eliot and Jonathan Rose

Part I Methods and Approaches 7

1 Why Bibliography Matters 9
T. H. Howard-Hill

2 What is Textual Scholarship? 21
David Greetham

3 The Uses of Quantifi cation 33
Alexis Weedon

4 Readers: Books and Biography 50
Stephen Colclough

Part II The History of the Material Text 63

The World before the Codex 65

5 The Clay Tablet Book in Sumer, Assyria, and Babylonia 67
Eleanor Robson

6 The Papyrus Roll in Egypt, Greece, and Rome 84
Cornelia Roemer

The Book beyond the West 95

7 China 97
J. S. Edgren

8 Japan, Korea, and Vietnam 111
Peter Kornicki

9 South Asia 126
Graham Shaw

10 Latin America 138
Hortensia Calvo

11 The Hebraic Book 153
Emile G. L. Schrijver

12 The Islamic Book 165
Michael Albin

The Codex in the West 400–2000 177

13 The Triumph of the Codex: The Manuscript Book before 1100 179
Michelle P. Brown

14 Parchment and Paper: Manuscript Culture 1100–1500 194
M. T. Clanchy

15 The Gutenberg Revolutions 207
Lotte Hellinga

16 The Book Trade Comes of Age: The Sixteenth Century 220
David J. Shaw

17 The British Book Market 1600–1800 232
John Feather

18 Print and Public in Europe 1600–1800 247
Rietje van Vliet

19 North America and Transatlantic Book Culture to 1800 259
Russell L. Martin III

20 The Industrialization of the Book 1800–1970 273
Rob Banham

21 From Few and Expensive to Many and Cheap: The British Book Market 1800-1890 291
Simon Eliot

22 A Continent of Texts: Europe 1800–1890 303
Jean-Yves Mollier and Marie-Françoise Cachin

23 Building a National Literature: The United States 1800-1890 315
Robert A. Gross

24 The Globalization of the Book 1800-1970 329
David Finkelstein

25 Modernity and Print I: Britain 1890-1970 341
Jonathan Rose

26 Modernity and Print II: Europe 1890-1970 354
Adriaan van der Weel

27 Modernity and Print III: The United States 1890–1970 368
Beth Luey

28 Books and Bits: Texts and Technology 1970–2000 381
Paul Luna

29 The Global Market 1970–2000: Producers 395
Eva Hemmungs Wirten

30 The Global Market 1970–2000: Consumers 406
Claire Squires

Part III Beyond the Book 419

31 Periodicals and Periodicity 421
James Wald

32 The Importance of Ephemera 434
Martin Andrews

33 The New Textual Technologies 451
Charles Chadwyck-Healey

Part IV Issues 465

34 New Histories of Literacy 467
Patricia Crain

35 Some Non-textual Uses of Books 480
Rowan Watson

36 The Book as Art 493
Megan L. Benton

37 Obscenity, Censorship, and Modernity 508
Deana Heath

38 Copyright and the Creation of Literary Property 520
John Feather

39 Libraries and the Invention of Information 531
Wayne A. Wiegand

Coda 545

40 Does the Book Have a Future? 547
Angus Phillips

Index 560

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