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The Book : a Global History.

Author: S J Michael F Suarez; H R Woudhuysen
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A concise edition of the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Book, this book features the 51 articles from the Companion plus 3 brand new chapters in on affordable volume. The 54 chapters introduce readers to the fascinating 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Suarez, S.J., Michael F.
Book : A Global History.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S J Michael F Suarez; H R Woudhuysen
ISBN: 9780191668746 0191668745
OCLC Number: 1027502623
Description: 1 online resource (847 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Dedication --
Contents --
Introduction --
Editors and Contributors --
List of Abbreviations --
Thematic Studies --
1 Writing Systems --
2 The Sacred Book --
3 The Ancient Book --
4 The History of the Book in Byzantium --
5 The European Medieval Book --
6 The European Printing Revolution --
7 The Book as Symbol --
8 The Transmission of Jewish Knowledge through MSS and Printed Books --
9 Missionary Printing --
10 Paper --
11 The Technologies of Print --
12 The Economics of Print --
13 Censorship --
14 Concepts of Intellectual Property and Copyright. 15 The Manuscript after the Coming of Print --
16 Printed Ephemera --
17 Children's Books --
18 The History of Illustration and its Technologies --
19 Bookbinding --
20 Theories of Text, Editorial Theory, and Textual Criticism --
21 The Electronic Book --
Regional and National Histories of the Book --
22a Britain, c.1475-1800 --
22b Britain, 1801-1914 --
22c Britain from 1914 --
23 Ireland --
24 France --
25 The Low Countries --
26 Germany --
27 Switzerland --
28 The Nordic Countries --
29 The Iberian Peninsula --
30 Italy --
31 Modern Greece, c.1453-2000 --
32 Austria --
33 Hungary. 34 The Czech Republic and Slovakia --
35 Poland --
36 The Baltic States --
37 The Slavonic Book in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus --
38 The Balkans --
39 Sub-Saharan Africa --
40 The Muslim World --
41 The Indian Subcontinent --
42 China --
43 Korea --
44 Japan --
45a Southeast Asia (1): The Islands --
45b Southeast Asia (2): The Mainland --
46 Australia --
47 New Zealand --
48 Latin America (including Incas and Aztecs) --
49 Canada --
50 America --
51 The Caribbean and Bermuda --
Index.

Abstract:

A concise edition of the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Book, this book features the 51 articles from the Companion plus 3 brand new chapters in on affordable volume. The 54 chapters introduce readers to the fascinating 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 of 'the book', offering a truly globalsurvey of the book around the world, the Oxford History of the Book is the most comprehensive work of its kind. The three new articles, specially commissioned for this spin-off, cover censorship, copyright and intellectual property, and book history in the Caribbean and Bermuda. All essays are illustrated throughout with reproductions, diagrams, and examples of various typographical features. Beautifully produced and hugely informative, this is a must-have for anyone with an interest in book history and the written word.

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