The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book

The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book

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qThroughout human history the world's knowledge, and fruits of the creative imagination, have been produced, circulated and received through the medium of the material text. This Companion provides a wide-ranging account of the history of the book and its ways of thinking about works from ancient inscription to contemporary e-books, discussing thematic, chronological and methodological aspects of this interdisciplinary field. The first section considers book cultures from local, national and global perspectives. Section two, organized around the dynamic relationship between the material book and the mutable text, develops a loosely chronological narrative from early writing, through manuscript and early printing, to the institution of a mechanized book trade, and on to the globalization of publishing and the introduction of the electronic book. A third section takes a practical turn, discussing methods, sources and approaches: bibliographical, archival and reading experience methodologies, as well as pedagogical strategiesq--In 2014, Apple and Amazon are two of the key competitors not just in the sale of electronic books, but also in the design and manufacturing of hardware used to read those books, and in the greater network infrastructure that underlies ouranbsp;...


Title:The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book
Author: Leslie Howsam
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2014-12-11
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