The Uses of Script and Print, 1300-1700

The Uses of Script and Print, 1300-1700

by Julia Crick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521810639

ISBN-13: 9780521810630

Pub. Date: 12/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Focusing on England, this volume investigates written communication in the two centuries before and after the introduction of printing. It explores the boundaries between script and print and considers the relationship of these media with the culture of speech. Contributors consider the applications of script and print by a variety of individuals, groups and

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Focusing on England, this volume investigates written communication in the two centuries before and after the introduction of printing. It explores the boundaries between script and print and considers the relationship of these media with the culture of speech. Contributors consider the applications of script and print by a variety of individuals, groups and communities in the spheres of religion, law, scholarship and politics. They also reassess long-standing assumptions about the impact of printing and the historical divisions it had come to represent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521810630
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2003
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of figures
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1Introduction: Script, print and history1
2'Publication' before print: the case of Julian of Norwich29
3Printing, mass communication, and religious reformation: the Middle Ages and after50
4Print and pre-Reformation religion: the Benedictines and the press, c.1470-c.155071
5Law and text: legal authority and judicial accessibility in the late Middle Ages95
6The art of the unprinted: transcription and English antiquity in the age of print116
7The authority of the Word: manuscript, print and the text of the Bible in seventeenth-century England135
8The functions of script in the speech community of a late medieval town, c.1300-1550157
9The sound of print in early modern England: the broadside ballad as song171
10Communicating with authority: the uses of script, print and speech in Bristol, 1640-1714191
11Preaching without speaking: script, print and religious dissent211
12Publish and perish: the scribal culture of the Marian Martyrs235
13Print, persecution and polemic: Thomas Edwards' Gangraena (1646) and Civil War sectarianism255
14Epilogue275
Index290

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