The History Of Reading: International Perspectives, C. 1500-1990 by S. TowheedThe History Of Reading: International Perspectives, C. 1500-1990 by S. Towheed

The History Of Reading: International Perspectives, C. 1500-1990

EditorS. Towheed, W. Owens

Hardcover | August 26, 2011

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Bringing together research from a variety of countries 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.
Volume 1 RICHARD BELL Assistant Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park, USA IAN DESAI Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer in South Asian Studies and History, Yale University, USA ILONA DOBOSIEWICZ Professor of English Literature, Opole University, Poland ARCHIE DICK Professor in the Department of Information Science...
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Title:The History Of Reading: International Perspectives, C. 1500-1990Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pagesPublished:August 26, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230247512

ISBN - 13:9780230247512

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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