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Tudor books and readers : materiality and the construction of meaning

Author: John N King
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These essays by expert historians of the book exploring all aspects of Tudor book culture.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John N King
ISBN: 9780521514941 0521514940 9781107412552 1107412552
OCLC Number: 422765082
Description: xviii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / John N. King --
Prologue : the first years of the Tudor monarchy and the printing press / Lotte Hellinga --
Book format, marketing and the reception of books. The myth of the cheap quarto / Joseph A. Dane and Alexandra Gillespie ; English literary folios 1593-1623 : studying shifts in format / Stephen K. Galbraith ; Closing the books : the problematic printing of John Foxe's histories of Henry VII and Henry VIII in his Book of martyrs (1570) / Elizabeth Evenden --
Print, politics and patronage. 'This heavenly boke, more precyous than golde' : legitimating print in early Tudor England / Douglas A. Brooks ; Authorial and editorial influence on luxury bookbinding styles in sixteenth-century England / Robert J.D. Harding ; Print in the time of parliament : 1560-1601 / Cyndia Susan Clegg --
Reading and religion. The spider and the bee : the perils of printing for refutation in Tudor England / Alexandra Walsham ; Reading the woodcuts in John Foxe's Book of martyrs / John N. King ; Readers' marks and religious practice : Margaret Hoby's marginalia / Andrew Cambers ; Books in the bedchamber : religion, accounting and the library of Richard Stonley / Jason Scott-Warren.
Responsibility: edited by John N. King.

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'John King's carefully edited volume sheds light on numerous aspects of Tudor book culture ... most of the chapters directly relate to literary studies and offer valuable insights.' Annotated Read more...

 
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