This volume offers an expansive survey of the role of single-sheet publishing in the European print industry during the first two centuries after the invention of printing. Drawing on new materials made available during the compilation of the Universal Short Title Catalogue, the twenty contributors explore the extraordinary range of broadsheet publishing and its contribution to government, pedagogy, religious devotion and entertainment culture. Long disregarded as ephemera or cheap print, broadsheets emerge both as a crucial communication medium and an essential underpinning of the economics of the publishing industry.
|Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Library of the Written Word / Library of the Written Word - The Handpress World , #60|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Andrew Pettegree is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews and Director of the Universal Short Title Catalogue. His books include The Book in the Renaissance (2010), The Invention of News (2014) and Brand Luther: 1517, Print and the Making of the Reformation (2015).
Table of Contents
PrefaceNotes on ContributorsList of AbbreviationsIntroduction1. Andrew Pettegree, Single-sheet publishing in the first age of print: typology and topography2. Flavia Bruni, Early Modern Broadsheets between Archives and Libraries: a Possible Integration? 2. Surveys3. Alexander S. Wilkinson, Alejandra Ulla Lorenzo and Alba de la Cruz, Spanish Broadsheets: 1472-17004. Falk Eisermann, Fifty Thousand Veronicas. Print runs of broadsheets in the fifteenth and early sixteenth century5. Drew Thomas, Reconstructing Wittenberg’s Broadsheet History 3. Official print6. Flavia Bruni, In the name of God: governance, public order and theocracy in the broadsheets of the Stampa Camerale of Rome7. Jamie Cumby, Bread and Fairs: Broadsheet Printing for the Municipality of Lyon, 1497-15708. Shanti Graheli, Collections of Italian Ordinance Broadsheets in Parisian Libraries c. 1500-16509. Nina Lamal, Merchants and broadsheets: the case of the van der Meulen family10. Arthur der Weduwen, “Everyone has hereby been warned.” The Structure and Typography of Broadsheet Ordinances and the Communication of Governance in the Early Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic 4. Politics11. Johan Verberckmoes & Violet Soen, Flying broadsheets. Broadsheets testing moderation in the nascent Dutch Revolt12. Jan Hillgaertner, The King is Dead. German Broadsheets printed on the death of Gustavus Adolphus and Charles I13. John Roger Paas, The German Political Broadsheet of the Seventeenth Century. Reflections on a malleable genre 5. Broadsheets in the Academic World14. Richard Kirwan, Function in Form: single sheet items and the utility of cheap print in the early modern university15. Malcolm Walsby, Cheap print and the academic market: The printing of dissertations in sixteenth-century Louvain16. Saskia Limbach, Printing medical disputations in Basel: A compelling but competitive business 6. Broadsheets in the Marketplace17. Amelie Roper, Music broadsheets of the German Reformation: Production, Performance and Persuasion18. Alexandra Hill, The Lamentable Tale of Lost Ballads in London, 1557-1640 19. Abaigéal Warfield, Witchcraft illustrated: the crime of witchcraft in early modern German broadsheets20. Graeme Kemp, Selling books by Broadsheet: A Sales Catalogue of Marie Flo Savreux, marchand-libraire