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The Russian Graphosphere, 1450-1850 - Simon Franklin

The Russian Graphosphere, 1450-1850

Hardcover Published: 30th April 2019
ISBN: 9781108492577
Number Of Pages: 428

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The 'graphosphere' is the dynamic space of visible words. Graphospheres mutate, they are reconfigured with changes in technology, in modes of production, in social structures, in fashion and taste. The graphospheric environment can be public or private, monumental or ephemeral. This book explores a new approach to the study of writing, with a focus on Russia during its 'long early modernity' from the late fifteenth century to the early nineteenth century. Taking an inclusive approach, it charts unmapped territory, uncovers sources that have almost entirely escaped attention and therefore provides, in the first instance, a unique reference guide to cultures of writing in Russia over four hundred years. Besides generating fresh insights into distinctive features of Russian culture, this outward-looking and accessible book offers a pioneering case study for the wider comparative exploration of the significance of technologies of the word.

ISBN: 9781108492577
ISBN-10: 1108492576
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 428
Published: 30th April 2019
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.74

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