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Title The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. Volume 4, 1557-1695 / edited by John Barnard, D.F. McKenzie, Assisted by Maureen Bell
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002
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Contents Preface / John Barnard -- RELIGION AND POLITICS -- Religious publishing in England 1557-1640 / Patrick Collinson, Arnold Hunt and Alexandra Walsham -- Religious publishing in England 1640-1695 / Ian Green and Kate Peters -- ORAL TRADITIONS AND SCRIBAL CULTURE -- Oral and scribal texts in early modern England / Harold Love -- John Donne and the circulation of manuscripts / Peter Beal -- Music books / Mary Chan -- LITERATURE OF THE LEARNED -- The Latin trade / Julian Roberts -- Patronage and the printing of learned works for the author / Graham Parry -- University printing at Oxford and Cambridge / David Mckitterick -- Editing the past: classical and historical scholarship / Nicolas Barker -- Maps and Atlases / Laurence Worms -- The literature of travel / Michael G. Brennan -- Science and the book / Adrian Johns -- Samuel Hartlib and the commonwealth of learning / Mark Greengrass -- Ownership: private and public libraries / Elisabeth Leedham-Green and David McKitterick -- Monastic collections and their dispersal / James P. Carley -- LITERARY CANONS -- Literature, the playhouse and the public / John Pitcher -- Milton / Joad Raymond -- The Restoration poetic and dramatic canon / Paul Hammond -- Non-conformist voices and books / Nigel Smith -- Women writing and women written / Maureen Bell -- VERNACULAR TRADITIONS -- The Bible trade / B.J. McMullin -- English law books and legal publishing / J.H. Baker -- ABCs, almanacs, ballads, chapbooks, popular piety and textbooks / R.C. Simmons -- Books for daily life: household, husbandry, behaviour / Lynette Hunter -- The creation of the periodical press 1620-1695 / Carolyn Nelson and Matthew Seccombe -- THE BUSINESS OF PRINT AND THE SPACE OF READING -- Printing and publishing 1557-1700: constraints on the London book trades / D.F. Mckenzie -- The economic context / James Raven -- French paper in English books / John Bidwell -- The old English letter foundries / Nicolas Barker -- Bookbinding / Mirjam M. Foot -- Mise-en-page, illustration, expressive form / Maureen Bell -- BEYOND LONDON: PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, RECEPTION -- The English provinces / John Barnard and Maureen Bell -- Scotland / Jonquil Bevan -- The book in Ireland from the Tudor re-conquest to the battle of the Boyne / Robert Welch -- Wales / Philip Henry Jones -- British books abroad: the Continent / P.G. Hoftijzer -- British books abroad: the American colonies / Hugh Amory -- DISRUPTION AND RESTRUCTURING: THE LATE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY BOOK TRADE -- The stationers and the printing acts at the end of the seventeenth century / Michael Treadwell -- STATISTICAL APPENDICES -- Statistical tables / John Barnard and Maureen Bell -- Survey of printing presses 1668 / D.F. McKenzie -- Apprentices bound in the Stationers' Company and what became of them 1557-1700 797 / C.Y. Ferdinand
Summary Volume 4 of The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain covers the years between the incorporation of the Stationers' Company in 1557 and the lapsing of the Licensing Act in 1695. In a period marked by deep religious divisions, civil war and the uneasy settlement of the Restoration, printed texts - important as they were for disseminating religious and political ideas, both heterodox and state approved - interacted with oral and manuscript cultures. These years saw a growth in reading publics, from the developing mass market in almanacs, ABCs, chapbooks, ballads and news, to works of instruction and leisure. Atlases, maps and travel literature overlapped with the popular market but were also part of the project of empire. Alongside the creation of a literary canon and the establishment of literary publishing there was a tradition of dissenting publishing, while women's writing and reading became increasingly visible
Notes Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 30 Jan 2013)
Subject Books -- Great Britain -- History.
Book industries and trade -- Great Britain -- History.
Form Electronic book
Author Barnard, John, 1936-
McKenzie, D. F. (Donald Francis)
Bell, Maureen.
ISBN 9781139053488 (ebook)
1139053485 (ebook)