Book History has emerged as one of the most exciting new interdisciplinary fields of study in the humanities. By focusing on the production, circulation and reception of the book in all its forms, it has transformed the study of history, literature and culture. From debates in textual scholarship to current discussions about digital media and the future of the book, The Broadview Reader in Book History provides a clear overview of this diverse field. It is the most complete and current introduction available, and will be an essential resource for readers interested in the production, circulation and reception of books in all their forms, past, present and future.
The reader reprints edited versions of key essays in the field, grouped conceptually and provided with headnotes, explanatory footnotes, an introduction, a chronology and a glossary of terms.
"Though the essays in The Broadview Reader in Book History, along with the appended glossary, timeline, and bibliography, effectively cover the breadth and depth of book history, they do not aim to provide a history of that movement. Rather, what sets this collection apart from others like it is the editors' emphasis on theory and new media, which makes it an ideal guide to the state of the art at the moment and to the paths that may be open for the future."--H. J. Jackson
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 550
Published: 30th November 2014
Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 4.4
Weight (kg): 0.88