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Title:
The book : a global history
Author:
Suarez, Michael F., 1960- editor.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2013.

©2013
Physical Description:
xx, 748 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Summary:
Introduces readers to the world of book history, including 21 thematic studies on topics such as writing systems, the ancient and the medieval book, and the economics of print, as well as 33 regional and national histories. The three newest articles 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.
General Note:
Includes articles previously published as part of the Oxford companion to the book (2010), plus three new articles.
Language:
English
Contents:
Writing systems / The sacred book / The ancient book / The history of the book in Byzantium / The European medieval book / The European printing revolution / The book as symbol / The transmission of Jewish knowledge through MSS and printed books / Missionary printing / Paper / The technologies of print / The economics of print / Censorship / Concepts of intellectual property and copyright / The manuscript after the coming of print / Printed ephemera / Children's books / The history of illustration and its technologies / Bookbinding / Theories of text, editorial theory, and textual criticism / The electronic book / Britain, c.1475-1800 / Britain, 1801-1914 / Britain from 1914 / Ireland / France / The Low countries / Germany / Switzerland / The Nordic countries / The Iberian Peninsula / Italy / Modern Greece, c.1453-2000 / Austria / Hungary / The Czech Republic and Slovakia / Poland / The Baltic states / The Slavonic book in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus / The Balkans / Sub-Saharan Africa / The Muslim world / The Indian Subcontinent / China / Korea / Japan / Southeast Asia 1: The islands / Southeast Asia 2: The mainland / Australia / New Zealand / Latin America (including Incas and Aztecs) / Canada / America / The Caribbean and Bermuda
Added Corporate Author:
Added Title:
Oxford companion to the book.
ISBN:
9780199679416
Format :
Book