What is the History of the Book?

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Autor/es
Raven, James
ISBN13
9780745641621
ISBN10
0745641628
Tipo
LIBRO
Páginas
191
Colección
What is History? #
Año de Edición
2017
Idioma
inglés
Encuadernación
Paperback
Editorial:
POLITY PRESS
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This book introduces the fast-developing field of book history. James Raven, a leading historian of the book, offers a fresh and accessible guide to the global study of the production, dissemination and reception of written and printed texts across all societies and in all ages.Students, teachers, researchers and general readers will benefit from the book's investigation of the subject's origins, scope and future direction. Based on original research and a wide range of sources, What is the History of the Book? shows how book history crosses disciplinary boundaries and intersects with literary, historical, communications, media, library and conservation studies. Raven uses examples from around the world to explore different traditions in bibliography, palaeography and manuscript studies. He analyses book history's growing global ambition and demonstrates how the study of reading practises opens up new horizons in social history and the history of knowledge. He shows how book history is contributing to debates about intellectual and popular culture, colonialism and the communication of ideas. The first global, accessible introduction to the field of book history from ancient to modern times, What is the History of the Book? is essential reading for all those interested in one of society's most important cultural artefacts.


"This is an invaluable survey of the origins, theoretical and methodological underpinnings, and major resources and findings of the fast-growing field of book history, across a global range of times and places."Ann Blair, Harvard University"James Raven's boundary-defying book is delightfully adventuresome in its thinking and dazzling in the scope and command of the sources it adduces. This remarkably accomplished little volume will be part of the conversation for years to come."Michael F. Suarez, S.J., Director, Rare Book School at the University of Virginia "Book history is an exciting and fast-growing area of literary and historical study focused on the distribution and consumption of texts. Raven offers an expert survey of the origins, theoretical and methodological underpinnings, and major resources and findings of the field, across a global range of times and places." Ann Blair, Harvard University

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