Print Manuscript and the Search for Order 1450 1830

Print  Manuscript and the Search for Order  1450 1830 Author David McKitterick
ISBN-10 052182690X
Release 2003-07-10
Pages 311
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After re-examining fundamental aspects of the printing revolution of the early modern period, David McKitterick argues that many changes associated with printing were only gradually absorbed over almost 400 years, a much longer period than usually suggested. From the 1450s onwards, the printed word and image became familiar in most of Europe. Manuscript and print formats began to be considered as complements to each other, rather than alternatives for authors, makers of books, and readers. With examples from across Europe, this work will be of great value to all readers studying this period, whether in the humanities or the sciences.



Print Manuscript and the Search for Order 1450 1830

Print  Manuscript and the Search for Order  1450 1830 Author David McKitterick
ISBN-10 0521618525
Release 2005-06-20
Pages 328
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This major study re-examines fundamental aspects of what has been widely labeled the printing revolution of the early modern period. David McKitterick argues that many of the changes associated with printing were only gradually absorbed over almost 400 years, a much longer period than usually suggested. He re-evaluates the modern myths and misconceptions surrounding the emergence of print and invites readers to work forward from the past, rather than backwards into it.



Old Books New Technologies

Old Books  New Technologies Author David McKitterick
ISBN-10 9781107035935
Release 2013-04-18
Pages 286
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"Any new technology, just like any new idea, requires some understanding not just of what is new, but also of what it replaces. The current revolution in printing and publishing is no different. It offers new ways of doing things, and new ways of thinking. It offers opportunities for creativity and imagination on a scale and by routes of which we are so far scarcely aware. During the past few years there has emerged a considerable literature about the effect on conventional publishing of what is sometimes called the digital age. "--



Jonathan Swift in Print and Manuscript

Jonathan Swift in Print and Manuscript Author Stephen Karian
ISBN-10 9780521198042
Release 2010-04-29
Pages 274
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An important study of how Swift's texts were circulated, and the different meanings of print and manuscript in his career.



Women of Letters Manuscript Circulation and Print Afterlives in the Eighteenth Century

Women of Letters  Manuscript Circulation  and Print Afterlives in the Eighteenth Century Author M. Bigold
ISBN-10 9781137033574
Release 2013-01-12
Pages 291
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Using unpublished manuscript writings, this book reinterprets material, social, literary, philosophical and religious contexts of women's letter-writing in the long 18th century. It shows how letter-writing functions as a form of literary manuscript exchange and argues for manuscript circulation as a method of engaging with the republic of letters.



Seeing Faith Printing Pictures Religious Identity During the English Reformation

Seeing Faith  Printing Pictures  Religious Identity During the English Reformation Author David J. Davis
ISBN-10 9789004236011
Release 2013-02-15
Pages 243
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This book offers a unique analysis of visual religion in Reformation England as seen in its religious printed images. Challenging traditional notions of an iconoclastic Reformation, it offers a thorough analysis of the widespread body of printed images and the ways the images gave shape to the religious culture.



Print Chaos and Complexity

Print  Chaos  and Complexity Author Mark E. Wildermuth
ISBN-10 0874130328
Release 2008
Pages 197
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This book describes how eighteenth-century awareness of the interplay between fixity and instability in printed texts demonstrates the role print played in developing Samuel Johnson's awareness of print culture's impact on human beings ethically, politically, and aesthetically. The study traces the evolution and continuity of Johnson's ideas in these areas by describing the importance of print mediation for Johnson's approach to solving related epistemological and ethical dilemmas facing his generation from the Restoration to the late eighteenth century. Print, Chaos, and Complexity shows how Johnson's non-fiction prose allows him to suggest that categories of truth and virtue may be stabilized when the orderly disorder of texts is properly conceptualized and used to inform the theory and practice of minesis. Thus Johnson helps shape ideas on mediation, epistemology, ethics, and politics in the Age of Johnson in Great Britain (1755-84). Mark E. Wildermuth is a Professor of English Literature and a Dunagan Research Fellow at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.



Picturing Experience in the Early Printed Book

Picturing Experience in the Early Printed Book Author Elizabeth Ross
ISBN-10 9780271064949
Release 2014-03-25
Pages 256
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Bernhard von Breydenbach’s Peregrinatio in terram sanctam (Journey to the Holy Land), first published in 1486, is one of the seminal books of early printing and is especially renowned for the originality of its woodcuts. In Picturing Experience in the Early Printed Book, Elizabeth Ross considers the Peregrinatio from a variety of perspectives to explain its value for the cultural history of the period. Breydenbach, a high-ranking cleric in Mainz, recruited the painter Erhard Reuwich of Utrecht for a religious and artistic adventure in a political hot spot—a pilgrimage to research the peoples, places, plants, and animals of the Levant. The book they published after their return ambitiously engaged with the potential of the new print medium to give an account of their experience. The Peregrinatio also aspired to rouse readers to a new crusade against Islam by depicting a contest in the Mediterranean between the Christian bastion of the city of Venice and the region’s Muslim empires. This crusading rhetoric fit neatly with the state of the printing industry in Mainz, which largely subsisted as a tool for bishops’ consolidation of authority, including selling the pope’s plans to combat the Ottoman Empire. Taking an artist on such an enterprise was unprecedented. Reuwich set a new benchmark for technical achievement with his woodcuts, notably a panorama of Venice that folds out to 1.62 meters in length and a foldout map that stretches from Damascus to Sudan around the first topographically accurate view of Jerusalem. The conception and execution of the Peregrinatio show how and why early printed books constructed new means of visual representation from existing ones—and how the form of a printed book emerged out of the interaction of eyewitness experience and medieval scholarship, real travel and spiritual pilgrimage, curiosity and fixed belief, texts and images.



The Author s Hand and the Printer s Mind

The Author s Hand and the Printer s Mind Author Roger Chartier
ISBN-10 9780745671390
Release 2013-12-06
Pages 224
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In Early Modern Europe the first readers of a book were not those who bought it. They were the scribes who copied the author’s or translator’s manuscript, the censors who licensed it, the publisher who decided to put this title in his catalogue, the copy editor who prepared the text for the press, divided it and added punctuation, the typesetters who composed the pages of the book, and the proof reader who corrected them. The author’s hand cannot be separated from the printers’ mind. This book is devoted to the process of publication of the works that framed their readers’ representations of the past or of the world. Linking cultural history, textual criticism and bibliographical studies, dealing with canonical works - like Cervantes’ Don Quixote or Shakespeare’s plays - as well as lesser known texts, Roger Chartier identifies the fundamental discontinuities that transformed the circulation of the written word between the invention of printing and the definition, three centuries later, of what we call 'literature'.



Romanticism and the Rise of English

Romanticism and the Rise of English Author Andrew Elfenbein
ISBN-10 0804769893
Release 2008-10-30
Pages 288
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Named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 Romanticism and the Rise of English addresses a peculiar development in contemporary literary criticism: the disappearance of the history of the English language as a relevant topic. Elfenbein argues for a return not to older modes of criticism, but to questions about the relation between literature and language that have vanished from contemporary investigation. His book is an example of a kind of work that has often been called for but rarely realized—a social philology that takes seriously the formal and institutional forces shaping the production of English. This results not only in a history of English, but also in a recovery of major events shaping English studies as a coherent discipline. This book points to new directions in literary criticism by arguing for the need to reconceptualize authorial agency in light of a broadened understanding of linguistic history.



Manliness and Masculinities in Nineteenth Century Britain

Manliness and Masculinities in Nineteenth Century Britain Author John Tosh
ISBN-10 9781317877158
Release 2017-03-02
Pages 232
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In the space of barely fifteen years, the history of masculinity has become an important dimension of social and cultural history. John Tosh has been in the forefront of the field since the beginning, having written A Man’s Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England (1999), and co-edited Manful Assertions: Masculinities in Britainsince 1800 (1991). Here he brings together nine key articles which he has written over the past ten years. These pieces document the aspirations of the first contributors to the field, and the development of an agenda of key historical issues which have become central to our conceptualising of gender in history. Later essays take up the issue of periodisation and the relationship of masculinity to other historical identities and structures, particularly in the context of the family. The last two essays, published for the first time, approach British imperial history in a fresh way. They argue that the empire needs to be seen as a specifically male enterprise, answering to masculine aspirations and insecurities. This leads to illuminating insights into the nature of colonial emigration and the popular investment in empire during the era the New Imperialism.



The Material Letter in Early Modern England

The Material Letter in Early Modern England Author J. Daybell
ISBN-10 9781137006066
Release 2012-04-24
Pages 357
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The first major socio-cultural study of manuscript letters and letter-writing practices in early modern England. Daybell examines a crucial period in the development of the English vernacular letter before Charles I's postal reforms in 1635, one that witnessed a significant extension of letter-writing skills throughout society.



An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students

An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students Author Ronald Brunlees McKerrow
ISBN-10 1884718019
Release 1927
Pages 359
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The authoritative guide to those who study literature and early printed books in general. Indispensable for graduate students.



Virtually Anglo Saxon

Virtually Anglo Saxon Author Martin K. Foys
ISBN-10 0813035058
Release 2009-11-01
Pages 292
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"It's not often that a scholar writes a book that puts her or his literary period on the map of literary studies . . . Particularly valuable because it tells us an immense amount about key texts and materials of Anglo-Saxon culture but because it also fills in a history entirely missing from recent work in New Media."--Richard Burt, University of Florida Foys argues that early medieval culture did not favor the representational practices privileged by the modern age and that five hundred years of print culture have in effect shut off modern readers from interpretations of text and image that would have been transparent to a medieval audience. Examining print and post-print ways of reading medieval literature and art, he derives alternative models of understanding from the realm of digital media, considering pre-print expression through a range of post-print ideas and producing new and vital understandings of visionary Old English poetry, Anglo-Saxon maps of the world, 11th-century Benedictine devotional writings, medieval mathematical systems, stone sculpture of Viking settlers, and the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Building chapter upon chapter into a sustained discussion of New Media theory and medieval interpretation, Foys provides a field-defining investigation of how digital technology and expression can refine and revitalize early medieval studies.



Rebels and Traitors

Rebels and Traitors Author Lindsey Davis
ISBN-10 9781446455371
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 752
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One of the stories from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. Set against the terrible struggle of the English Civil War and the dark plots of the Commonwealth, Rebels and Traitors tells of soldiers, adventurers, aristocrats and kings, tradesmen, politicians, radicals and scavengers - and the hopes and dreams that carried them through one of the most turbulent eras of English history. Men who never imagined fighting a war gladly risk their lives; women strive to keep families and businesses together through years of deprivation; innocents are caught up in bloodshed and terror. After years of struggle Gideon Jukes and Juliana Lovell, on opposite sides of the Parliamentarian/Royalist divide, are brought together by fate on one of the significant dates of the struggles and its aftermath. After adversity and loss, their mutual attraction may one day bring the comfort and companionship for which they both have yearned through a disastrous war. But a dark shadow lurks over them and even in peace the past is not far behind. Rebels and Traitors is an absolute epic masterpiece, poignant and convincing characterisation and razor-sharp historical realism.



The printing press as an agent of change

The printing press as an agent of change Author Elizabeth L. Eisenstein
ISBN-10 UOM:39076006137546
Release 1979
Pages 794
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The printing press as an agent of change has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The printing press as an agent of change also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The printing press as an agent of change book for free.



The Library of Sir Thomas Knyvett of Ashwellthorpe C 1539 1618

The Library of Sir Thomas Knyvett of Ashwellthorpe  C  1539 1618 Author David McKitterick
ISBN-10 0902205250
Release 1978-01-01
Pages 186
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The Library of Sir Thomas Knyvett of Ashwellthorpe C 1539 1618 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Library of Sir Thomas Knyvett of Ashwellthorpe C 1539 1618 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Library of Sir Thomas Knyvett of Ashwellthorpe C 1539 1618 book for free.