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The Resource What is the history of the book?, James Raven

What is the history of the book?, James Raven

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What is the history of the book?
Title
What is the history of the book?
Statement of responsibility
James Raven
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book introduces the fast-developing field of book history. James Raven, a leading historian of the book, offers a fresh and accessible guide to the global study of the production, dissemination and reception of written and printed texts across all societies and in all ages. Students, teachers, researchers and general readers will benefit from the book's investigation of the subject's origins, scope and future direction. Based on original research and a wide range of sources, What is the History of the Book? shows how book history crosses disciplinary boundaries and intersects with literary, historical, communications, media, library and conservation studies. Raven uses examples from around the world to explore different traditions in bibliography, palaeography and manuscript studies. He analyses book history's growing global ambition and demonstrates how the study of reading practises opens up new horizons in social history and the history of knowledge. He shows how book history is contributing to debates about intellectual and popular culture, colonialism and the communication of ideas. The first global, accessible introduction to the field of book history from ancient to modern times, What is the History of the Book? is essential reading for all those interested in one of society's most important cultural artefacts. --
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1959-
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Raven, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
What is history? series
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  • Books
  • Printing
  • Bibliography
  • Transmission of texts
  • Book industries and trade
  • Books and reading
Label
What is the history of the book?, James Raven
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The scope of book history -- The early history of book history -- Description, enumeration and modelling -- Who, what and how? -- Reading -- Consequences
Control code
on1000581533
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 191 pages
Isbn
9780745641621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1000581533
Label
What is the history of the book?, James Raven
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The scope of book history -- The early history of book history -- Description, enumeration and modelling -- Who, what and how? -- Reading -- Consequences
Control code
on1000581533
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 191 pages
Isbn
9780745641621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1000581533

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