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The nature of the book : print and knowledge in the making

Author: Adrian Johns; American Council of Learned Societies.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:ACLS Humanities E-Book.
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This text takes a detailed look at early modern England and the creative and commercial forces in which print culture was formed (commercial, intellectual, political and individual), including  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Johns; American Council of Learned Societies.
ISBN: 0226401219 9780226401218 0226401227 9780226401225
OCLC Number: 535411067
Reproduction Notes: Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Scholarly Publishing Office, 2002. includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet. This volume is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Awards: Winner of American Society for 18th-Century Studies Louis Gotschalk Prize 1999
Winner of Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing: Book History Prize 1998
Winner of American Historical Association Leo Gershoy Award 1999
Description: xxi, 753 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments A Note on Conventions 1: Introduction: The Book of Nature and the Nature of the Book 2: Literatory Life: The Culture and Credibility of the Printed Book in Early Modern London 3: "The Advancement of Wholesome Knowledge": The Politics of Print and the Practices of Propriety 4: John Streater and the Knights of the Galaxy: Republicanism, Natural Knowledge, and the Politics of Printing 5: Faust and the Pirates: The Cultural Construction of the Printing Revolution 6: The Physiology of Reading: Print and the Passions 7: Piracy and Usurpation: Natural Philosophy in the Restoration 8: Histories of the Heavens: John Flamsteed, Isaac Newton, and the Historia Coelestis Britannica 9: Conclusion Bibliography Index
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: Adrian Johns.

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