Coming of the Book The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800

ISBN-10: 1844676331

ISBN-13: 9781844676330

Edition: 3rd 2010

Authors: Lucien Febvre, Henri-Jean Martin

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In this much praised history of that momentous process, Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin mesh together economic and technological history, sociology and anthropology, with the study of modes of consciousness to root the development of printing in the changing social relations and ideological struggles of Western Europe. The Verso World History Series : This series provides attractive new editions of classic works of history, making landmark texts available to a new generation of readers. Covering a timespan stretching from Ancient Greece and Rome to the twentieth century, and with a global geographical range, the series will also include thematic volumes providing insights into such topics as the spread of print cultures and the history of money.
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List price: $24.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 8/2/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Preliminaries: The Introduction of Paper into Europe
The Progress of Paper
Preconditions of the Growth of Paper-Making: Natural and Industrial
Commercial Factors
The Coming of Printing and the Development of the Paper Industry
The Technical Problems and their Solution
The Wood-Cut, Ancestor of the Book?
The 'Discovery' of Printing
The Making of the Type
Composition and Impression
The Chinese Precedent
The Book: Its Visual Appearance
Type Founts
Inside the Book: Title Page, Colophon and Printer's Mark
The Text and Format of the Book
Clothing the Book: The Binding
The Book as a Commodity
The Problem of Finance
The Little World of the Book
The Journeymen
The Masters
From the Humanist Printer to the Bookseller of the Enlightenment
Authors and their Rights
The Geography of the Book
The Journeys of Printers
Place to Set Up Business
Geography and Publishing
Printing Conquers the World
The Slav Countries
Bohemia and Moravia
The Southern Slavs
The New World
The Far East
The Book Trade
Some Basic Data: Sizes of Editions
Some Problems for the Trade
Business Methods at the Time of the Book-Fairs
Towards New Business Methods
Privilege and Piracy
Censorship and Banned Books
The Book as a Force for Change
From Manuscript to Printed Book
Humanism and the Book
The Book and the Reformation
Printing and Language
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