The Perils of Print Culture: Book, Print and Publishing History in Theory and Practice

The Perils of Print Culture: Book, Print and Publishing History in Theory and Practice

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This stimulating collection of essays illustrates various pressures and concerns - both practical and theoretical - related to research in the fast-developing terrain of print culture studies. As the editors Jason McElligott and Eve Patten suggest in an engaging and provocative introduction to the volume, researchers in diverse aspects of this field regularly confront similar procedural or methodological difficulties in their work: these range from doubts about the reliability of digitized resources and concerns with the limiting parameters of 'national' book history to overall skepticism about academic definitions of what 'print culture' means in the first place. In the essays assembled here, several leading print culture experts, including Leslie Howsam, James Raven, David Finkelstein and Toby Barnard, join with a number of emerging scholars and historians of print culture to address such 'perils', in a series of lively and illuminating 'case-study' contributions to the subject.of the printer-stationers show, was to be of crucial importance in the development of financial and commercial ... Paul Needham and Clive Griffin: the disappearance of every single copy of more than 130, 000 indulgences printed in 1500 for theanbsp;...


Title:The Perils of Print Culture: Book, Print and Publishing History in Theory and Practice
Author: Eve Patten
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-09-10
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