The Book: A Global History

Hardcover | October 30, 2013

EditorMichael F. Suarez, S.J., H. R. Woudhuysen

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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 one affordable volume. The 54 chapters introduce readers to the fascinating world of book history. Including 21 thematic studies on topicssuch 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 global survey of the book around the world, the Oxford History of the Book is the most comprehensive work of its kind. The three newarticles, 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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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 one affordable volume. The 54 chapters introduce readers to the fascinating world of book history. Including 21 thematic studies on topicssuch as writing systems, the ancient and the...

Michael F. Suarez S.J. is Professor and Director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. Formerly the J. A. Kavanaugh Professor of English at Fordham University in New York and Fellow and Tutor in English at Campion Hall, Oxford, he is co-editor of The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, Volume 5, 1695-1830 (2009) ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:672 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:October 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionWriting SystemsThe Sacred BookThe Ancient BookThe History of the Book in ByzantiumThe European Medieval BookThe European Printing RevolutionThe Book as SymbolThe Transmission of Jewish Knowledge through MSS and Printed BooksMissionary PrintingPaperThe Technologies of PrintThe Economics of PrintCensorshipCopyright and Intellectual PropertyThe Manuscript after the Coming of PrintPrinted EphemeraChildren's BooksThe History of Illustration and its TechnologiesBookbindingTheories of Text, Editorial Theory, and Textual CriticismThe Electronic BookBritain, c. 1475-1800Britain, 1801-1914Britain from 1914IrelandFrancethe Low CountriesGermanySwitzerlandthe Nordic Countriesthe Iberian PeninsulaItalyModern Greece, c. 1453-2000AustriaHungaryCzech Republic and SlovakiaPolandthe Baltic StatesSlavonic Book in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarusthe BalkansSub-Saharan Africathe Muslim Worldthe Indian SubcontinentChinaKoreaJapanSoutheast Asia (1): The IslandsSoutheast Asia (2): The MainlandAustraliaNew ZealandLatin AmericaCanadaAmericaWest Indies/Caribbean