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The book : a global history

Author: Michael F Suarez; H R Woudhuysen; Oxford University Press,
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Introduces readers to the world of book history, including 21 thematic studies on topics such as writing systems, the ancient and the medieval book, and the economics of print, as well as 33 regional and national histories. The three newest articles cover censorship, copyright and intellectual property, and book history in the Caribbean and Bermuda. All essays are illustrated throughout with reproductions, diagrams,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F Suarez; H R Woudhuysen; Oxford University Press,
ISBN: 9780199679416 019967941X
OCLC Number: 830367905
Notes: Includes articles previously published as part of the Oxford companion to the book (2010), plus three new articles.
Description: xx, 748 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Writing systems / Andrew Robinson --
The sacred book / Carl Olson --
The ancient book / Craig Kallendorf --
The history of the book in Byzantium / N.G. Wilson --
The European medieval book / Christopher de Hamel --
The European printing revolution / Cristina Dondi --
The book as symbol / Brian Cummings --
The transmission of Jewish knowledge through MSS and printed books / Emile G.L. Schrijver --
Missionary printing / M. Antoni J. Üçerler, S.J. --
Paper / Daven Christopher Chamberlain --
The technologies of print / James Mosley --
The economics of print / Alexis Weedon --
Censorship / Elisabeth Ladenson --
Concepts of intellectual property and copyright / Adam D. Moore --
The manuscript after the coming of print / Harold Love --
Printed ephemera / Michael Harris --
Children's books / Andrea Immel --
The history of illustration and its technologies / Paul Goldman --
Bookbinding / David Pearson --
Theories of text, editorial theory, and textual criticism / Marcus Walsh --
The electronic book / Eileen Gardiner and Ronald G. Musto --
Britain, c.1475-1800 / Andrew Murphy --
Britain, 1801-1914 / Leslie Howsam --
Britain from 1914 / Claire Squires --
Ireland / Niall Ó Ciosáin and Clare Hutton --
France / Vincent Giroud --
The Low countries / Paul Hoftijzer --
Germany / John L. Flood --
Switzerland / Lukas Erne --
The Nordic countries / Charlotte Appel and Karen Skovgaard-Petersen --
The Iberian Peninsula / María Luisa López-Vidriero --
Italy / Neil Harris --
Modern Greece, c.1453-2000 / Alexis Politis --
Austria / John L. Flood --
Hungary / Bridget Guzner --
The Czech Republic and Slovakia / Devana Pavlik --
Poland / Janet Zmroczek --
The Baltic states / Jürgen M. Warmbrunn --
The Slavonic book in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus / Christine Thomas --
The Balkans / Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia and Aleksandra B. Vraneš --
Sub-Saharan Africa / Andrew van der Vlies --
The Muslim world / Geoffrey Roper --
The Indian Subcontinent / Abhijit Gupta --
China / J.S. Edgren --
Korea / Beth McKillop --
Japan / P.F. Kornicki --
Southeast Asia 1: The islands / Edwin Paul Wieringa --
Southeast Asia 2: The mainland / Jana Igunma --
Australia / Ian Morrison --
New Zealand / Shef Rogers --
Latin America (including Incas and Aztecs) / Eugenia Roldán Vera --
Canada / Patricia Lockhart Fleming --
America / Scott E. Casper and Joan Shelley Rubin --
The Caribbean and Bermuda / Jeremy B. Dibbell.
Other Titles: Oxford companion to the book.
Responsibility: edited by Michael F. Suarez, S.J. and H.R. Woudhuysen.

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Tracing the history of the book throughout the world from ancient times to the present day, this reference draws on the widely acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Book. It contains 51 articles from the  Read more...

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