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Author Allington, Daniel,
Title The book in Britain : a historical introduction / edited by Zachary Lesser ; written by Daniel Allington, David Brewer, Stephen Colclough, Sian Echard, Zachary Lesser.
Imprint Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2019.
Edition First edition.

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Author Allington, Daniel,
Subject Books -- Great Britain -- History.
Printing -- Great Britain -- History.
Book industries and trade -- Great Britain -- History.
Books and reading -- Great Britain -- History.
Alt Name Brewer, David A. (David Allen), 1969-
Colclough, Stephen,
Echard, Siân,
Lesser, Zachary,
Description 1 online resource
Edition First edition.
Contents Introduction / Zachary Lesser -- The Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Early Beginnings to the Norman Conquest of 1066 -- From the High Middle Ages to the Coming of Print, 1066-1530 -- Consolidation and Control in the World of Print, 1530-1640 -- The Interregnum and the Long Eighteenth Century. Politics and Periodicals, 1641-1695 -- Partisan Strife and the World of Print, 1695-1740 -- Managing the Flood of Print, 1740-1780 -- From the Nineteenth Century to the Modern Age. Consolidating Change, 1780-1820 -- The Distribution Revolution -- The Age of Mass Production, 1870-1920 -- The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries. Minority Culture and Popular Print, 1920-1940 -- The Age of the Mass-Market Paperback, 1940-1970 -- Big Business and Digital Technology, 1970-2018.
Summary "Presented as a comprehensive, up-to-date narrative, The Book in Britain: A Historical Introduction explores the impact of books, manuscripts, and other kinds of material texts on the cultures and societies of the British Isles. The text clearly explains the technicalities of printing and publishing and discusses the formal elements of books and manuscripts, which are necessary to facilitate an understanding of that impact. This collaboratively authored narrative history combines the knowledge and expertise of five scholars who seek to answer questions such as: How does the material form of a text affect its meaning? How do books shape political and religious movements? How have the economics of the book trade and copyright shaped the literary canon? Who has been included in and excluded from the world of books, and why? The Book in Britain: A Historical Introduction will appeal to all scholars, students, and historians interested in the written word and its continued production and presentation"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 04, 2019).
ISBN 9781119115168 Adobe PDF
1119115167 Adobe PDF
9781119072843 electronic book oBook
1119072840 electronic bk. oBook
9781119565420 ePub
1119565421 ePub
9780470654934 hardback
OCLC # 1079363269
Additional Format Print version: Allington, Daniel, author. Book in Britain First edition. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2019 9780470654934 (DLC) 2018054011

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