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Printing, Writers and Readers in Renaissance Italy - Brian Richardson

Printing, Writers and Readers in Renaissance Italy

Paperback Published: 4th October 1999
ISBN: 9780521576932
Number Of Pages: 252

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This is a full-length study of a topic of central importance to the development of Italian and European culture. The spread of printing to Renaissance Italy had a dramatic impact on all users of books. As works came to be diffused more widely and cheaply, and reading became a more popular activity, so authors adapted their writing and methods of publishing to the demands and opportunities of the new medium. Brian Richardson focuses on the interaction between the book industry and written culture at this crucial period.

'This fascinating accessus should be owned and read by anyone interested in the Renaissance book.' Times Literary Supplement

List of figuresp. vi
Prefacep. ix
A note on currencyp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xii
Printing and Book Production
The arrival of printing and its techniquesp. 3
Publishing, bookselling and the control of booksp. 25
Writers and Print Culture
Publication in print: patronage, contracts and privilegesp. 49
From pen to print: writers and their use of the pressp. 77
Readers and Print Culture
Reading, buying and owning printed booksp. 107
Printing for the reading public: form and contentp. 122
Notesp. 158
Bibliographyp. 186
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780521576932
ISBN-10: 0521576938
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 4th October 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.32  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.34