Cultural History of Reading [2 volumes]

Cultural History of Reading [2 volumes]

by Sara E. Quay
     
 

What is it about some books that makes them timeless? Cultural History of Reading looks at books from their earliest beginnings through the present day, in both the U.S. and regions all over the world. Not only fiction and literature, but religious works, dictionaries, scientific works, and home guides such as Mrs. Beeton's all have had an impact on not only

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What is it about some books that makes them timeless? Cultural History of Reading looks at books from their earliest beginnings through the present day, in both the U.S. and regions all over the world. Not only fiction and literature, but religious works, dictionaries, scientific works, and home guides such as Mrs. Beeton's all have had an impact on not only their own time and place, but continue to capture the attention of readers today. Volume 1 examines the history of books in regions throughout the world, identifying both literature and nonfiction that was influenced by cultural events of its time. Volume 2 identifies books from the pre-colonial era to the present day that have had lasting significance in the United States. History students and book lovers alike will enjoy discovering the books that have impacted our world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313337444
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1088
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 2.90(d)

Table of Contents

Volume 1

01 Frontmatter and Introduction

1.1 The Americas: Canada

1.3 The Americas: Latin American Diaspora

2.2 Britain and Europe: The Emergence of Christianity

2.5 Britain and Europe: The Enlightenment

2.6 Europe and Britain: Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century

2.7 Europe and Britain: Modern Europe and Britain

2.8 Europe and Britain: Postmodern Europe and Britain

2.9 Europe and Britain: The Soviet Union (U.S.S.R.)/ post-Soviet Russia

3.1 Asia and the Pacific Imperial China

3.2 Asia and the Pacific Modern China

3.4 Asia and the Pacific Korea

3.5 Asia and the Pacific Australia and New Zealand

3.6 Asia and the Pacific: The South Pacific and Melanesia

4.1 South Asia and the Indian Subcontinent: Classical Period

4.2 India and the Sub-Continent: European Arrival and the Colonial Period

4.3 South Asia and the Indian Subcontinent: Independent India

4.4 South Asia and the Indian Subcontinent: Contemporary India

5.2 Africa and the Middle East: Turkish Reading Culture during the Ottoman Empire

5.3 Africa and the Middle East: The Modern Middle East

5.4 Africa and the Middle East: Postcolonial Africa

6.0 Works Cited

Table of Contents Volume 2

1. Reading in the Era of Discovery and Exploration: prior to 1700

2. Reading during Settlement and Colonization: 1700-1776

3. Reading in the Revolution and the New Republic: 1776-1820

4. Reading and National Identity: 1820-1860

5. Reading Slavery and the Civil War: 1861-1865

6. Reading and the Growth of a Nation: 1865-1913

7. From the Great War through the Great Depression: 1914-1940

8. Reading andthe Second World War: 1941-1960

9. Reading Rebellions and Countercultures: 1960s-1070s

10. Reading and the (Sub)cultures of the late twentieth-century: 1979-1999

11. Reading in the 21st Century: 2000 to the present

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