The History of Reading, Volume 1: International Perspectives, C. 1500-1990

Hardcover | October 15, 2011

EditorW.R. Owens, Shafquat Towheed

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Bringing together research from avariety ofcountries and periods, this volume introduces readers to the diverse approaches used to recover the evidence of reading through history in different societies, and asks whether reading practices are always conditioned by specific local circumstances or whether broader patterns might emerge.

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Bringing together research from avariety ofcountries and periods, this volume introduces readers to the diverse approaches used to recover the evidence of reading through history in different societies, and asks whether reading practices are always conditioned by specific local circumstances or whether broader patterns might emerge.

SHAFQUAT TOWHEEDis Lecturer in English at the Open University, UK,and Co-Investigator on The Reading Experience Database, 1450-1945 (RED) project. He is co-editor of The History of Reading: A Reader (Routledge, 2010) and The History of Reading, Vol.3: Methods, Strategies, Tactics (Palgrave, 2011), and editor of Arthur Conan Doyle's Th...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.97 × 5.62 × 0.84 inPublished:October 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword; S.Eliot
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; S.Towheed&W. R.Owens
PART I: READERS IN THE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN WORLD
Speaking of Reading and Reading the Evidence: Allusions to Literacy in the Oral Tradition of the Middle English Verse Romances; J.Ford
Modes of Bible Reading in Early Modern England; W.R.Owens
PART II: READERS IN THE ENLIGHTENMENT AND ROMANTIC WORLD
Weeping for Werther: Suicide, Sympathy and the Reading Revolution in Early America; R.Bell
Reconstructing Reading Vogues in the Old South: Borrowings from the Charleston Library Society, 1811–1817; I.Lehuu
PART III: READERS IN THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY
Devouring Uncle Tom's Cabin: Antebellum 'Common' Readers; B.Hochman
Reading in Polish and National Identity in Nineteenth-century Silesia; I.Dobosiewicz &L.Piasecka
Reading Science: Evidence from the Career of Edwin Gilpin, Mining Engineer; L.J.Duggan & B.H.MacDonald
Reading in an Age of Censorship: The Case of Catholic Germany, 1800–1914; J.T. Zalar
PART IV: READERS IN THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY
Understanding Children as Readers: Librarians' Anecdotes and Surveys in the United States from 1890 to 1930; K.McDowell
Letters to a Daughter: An Archive of Middle-Class Reading in New Zealand, c.1872–1932'; S.Liebich
Books Behind Bars: Mahatma Gandhi's Community of Captive Readers; I.Desai
Remembering Reading: Memory, Books, and Reading in South Africa's Apartheid Prisons, 1956–60; A.L.Dick
Further Reading and Weblinks
Index