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A companion to the history of the book

Author: Simon Eliot; Jonathan Rose
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 48.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book. --from publisher description.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Eliot; Jonathan Rose
ISBN: 9781405127653 1405127651 9780470690949 0470690941
OCLC Number: 86115301
Description: xvi, 599 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Contents: Why bibliography matters / T.H. Howard-Hill --
What is textual scholarship? / David Greetham --
The uses of quantification / Alexis Weedon --
Readers : books and biography / Stephen Colclough --
The clay tablet book in Sumer, Assyria, and Babylonia / Eleanor Robson --
The papyrus roll in Egypt, Greece, and Rome / Cornelia Roemer --
China / J.S. Edgren --
Japan, Korea, and Vietnam / Peter Kornicki --
South Asia / Graham Shaw --
Latin America / Hortensia Calvo --
The Hebraic book / Emile G.L. Schrijver --
The Islamic book / Michael Albin --
The triumph of the codex : the manuscript book before 1100 / Michelle P. Brown --
Parchment and paper : manuscript culture 1100-1500 / M.T. Clanchy --
The Gutenberg revolutions / Lotte Hellinga --
The book trade comes of age : the sixteenth century / David J. Shaw --
The British book market 1600-1800 / John Feather --
Print and public in Europe 1600-1800 / Rietje van Vliet --
North America and transatlantic book culture to 1800 / Russell L. Martin III --
The industrialization of the book 1800-1970 / Rob Banham --
From few and expensive to many and cheap : the British book market 1800-1890 / Simon Eliot --
A continent of texts : Europe 1800-1890 / Jean-Yves Mollier and Marie-Françoise Cachin --
Building a national literature : the United States 1800-1890 / Robert A. Gross --
The globalization of the book 1800-1970 / David Finkelstein --
Modernity and print I : Britain 1890-1970 / Jonathan Rose --
Modernity and print II : Europe 1890-1970 / Adriaan van der Weel --
Modernity and print III : the United States 1890-1970 / Beth Luey --
Books and bits : texts and technology 1970-2000 / Paul Luna --
The global market 1970-2000 : producers / Eva Hemmungs Wirtén --
The global market 1970-2000 : consumers / Claire Squires --
Periodicals and periodicity / James Wald --
The importance of ephemera / Martin Andrews --
The new textual technologies / Charles Chadwyck-Healey --
New histories of literacy / Patricia Crain --
Some non-textual uses of books / Rowan Watson --
The book as art / Megan L. Benton --
Obscenity, censorship, and modernity / Deana Heath --
Copyright and the creation of literary property / John Feather --
Libraries and the invention of information / Wayne A. Wiegand --
Does the book have a future? / Angus Phillips.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 48.
Other Titles: History of the book
Responsibility: edited by Simon Eliot and Jonathan Rose.
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