Robert Estienne, Royal Printer: An Historical Study of the elder Stephanus

Overview

This book was originally published in 1954. Robert Estienne was born in Paris in the early years of the sixteenth century, the son of a successful printer-bookseller. He became a printer himself, and one distinguished not only for the quality of his printing, but also for his scholarship. He was the most outstanding figure of the Parisian booktrade at the moment when that trade was one of the most important agencies of the various intellectual movements which we summarise as 'The Renaissance'. Estienne was not ...

See more details below
Paperback (Reissue)
$39.82
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$42.00 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $41.84   
  • New (4) from $41.84   
  • Used (1) from $62.43   
Sending request ...

Overview

This book was originally published in 1954. Robert Estienne was born in Paris in the early years of the sixteenth century, the son of a successful printer-bookseller. He became a printer himself, and one distinguished not only for the quality of his printing, but also for his scholarship. He was the most outstanding figure of the Parisian booktrade at the moment when that trade was one of the most important agencies of the various intellectual movements which we summarise as 'The Renaissance'. Estienne was not only a classical but also a biblical scholar and editor (he is remembered as much for his editions of the Bible as for the beauty of his Cicero or for his use of the Garamond Greek types). Mrs Armstrong gives a full-length historical study of an important and admirable figure.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521170666
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/3/2011
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Translations, transcriptions, names and dates; Abbreviation; Introduction; Part I. The Merchant-Craftsman: 1. Origins of the Estienne Press; 2. Robert Estienne's beginnings; 3. Business policy and publicity; 4. Output and sales; 5. Privilege and piracy; 6. Production; 7. Staff and family; Part II. The Scholar-Publisher: 8. A scholar in business; 9. The Bible in Latin; 10. From Terence to the Thesaurus linguae latinae; 11. Lexicography: Latin and French; 12. General publishing 1526–1539; 13. General publishing 1539–1550; 14. Relations with Budé and other authors; Part III. The King's Printer: 15. Appointment as Printer in Hebrew and Latin; 16. Appointment as Printer in Greek; 17. Greek publishing 1544–1551; 18. The King's Printer and the King's publicists; 19. Estienne at court; 20. The King's Printer: public servant; Part IV. The King's Printer and the Censors: 21. Censorship in France: prohibition and expurgation; 22. Francis I and the Louvain condemnation of Estienne; 23. From Francis I to Henry II: Estienne before the Privy Council; 24. From Francis I to Henry II: the Chambre Ardente: the final ban; 25. 'Estienne's party'; 26. Estienne and the Faculty of Theology; Part V. Geneva: 27. The move from Paris; 28. Robert and Charles: the transition; 29. 'At the Olive-tree of Robert Estienne': 1551–1559; 30. Estienne and the Council of Geneva 1: privileges and a prosecution; 31. Estienne and the Coucil of Geneva 2: the censorship; 32. Estienne's will and death; 33. Estienne's faith; A letter from Estienne to Cordier; Appendices; Select bibliography; Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)