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by Alistair McCleery,David Finkelstein

  • Author: Alistair McCleery,David Finkelstein
  • ISBN: 041568806X
  • ISBN13: 978-0415688062
  • ePub: 1235 kb | FB2: 1719 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (December 1, 2012)
  • Pages: 176
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 352
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Introduction to Book History ePub download

An Introduction to Book History is an ideal introduction to this exciting field of study, and is designed as a companion text to The . David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery. Издание: 2, иллюстрированное, исправленное.

An Introduction to Book History is an ideal introduction to this exciting field of study, and is designed as a companion text to The Book History Reader. 1136515917, 9781136515910.

David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery. Each fully revised and updated chapter contains new material and covers recent developments in the field, including: The Postcolonial BookCensorship by states and religionsSocial History, and the recognition of underrepresentation of its value to book history studiesContemporary publishing.

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David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery chart the move from spoken word to written texts, the coming of print, the book as. .

David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery chart the move from spoken word to written texts, the coming of print, the book as commodity, the power and profile of readers, and the future of the book in the electronic age. Each section begins with a An Introduction to Book History provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the development of the book and print culture. David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery chart the move from spoken word to written texts, the coming of print, the book as commodity, the power and profile of readers, and the future of the book in the electronic age.

What exactly is book history? Literature students consulting their reference libraries would be hard put to find an.Finkelstein and McCleery divide the history of communications into three shifts: orality to literacy, manuscript to print, print to computer.

What exactly is book history? Literature students consulting their reference libraries would be hard put to find an answer: history of the book appears nowhere in . Abrams' Glossary of Literary Terms or Margaret Drabble's Oxford Companion to English Literature. The names most ubiquitous in The Book History Reader, Roger Chartier and . McKenzie, can be found on none of the new Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism's several thousand pages.

An Introduction to Book History is an ideal introduction to this exciting field of study, and is designed as a companion text to. Описание: "An Introduction to Book History" provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the development of the book and print culture. An Introduction to Book History provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the development of the book and print culture.

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This second edition of An Introduction to Book History provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the development of the book and print culture. Each fully revised and updated chapter contains new material and covers recent developments in the field, including:

The Postcolonial Book Censorship by states and religions Social History, and the recognition of underrepresentation of its value to book history studies Contemporary publishing

Each section begins with a summary of the chapter’s aims and contents, followed by a detailed discussion of the relevant issues, concluding with a summary of the chapter and points to ponder. Sections include:

the history of the book orality to Literacy literacy to printing authors, authorship and authority printers, booksellers, publishers, agents readers and reading the future of the book.

An Introduction to Book History is an ideal introduction to this exciting field of study, and is designed as a companion text to The Book History Reader.

Marilbine
I bought this book to help give me a background for some study work. I found it to be unexpectedly fascinating and very well-written. I had originally only rented it, but then went back to purchase a copy.

A very good reference and history book.
SadLendy
This book really gets you thinking about the earlier ages of when books didn't exist, how people were taught and how literacy lead to book. The book connect all the dotes to how we got our books today.
Shaktit
bought for a class in my master's program. very wordy, but informative. just a little too boring to really enjoy.
Anayaron
Finklestein and McCleery's "An Introduction to Book History" is a very good introduction to the history of books, book production and the history of reading. I really enjoyed how the author's summarized and provided conclusions for each chapter of the book. Though a short text there is a wealth of information about the origins of both writing and books. The authors also provided citations to other, more specific works on book history.

What I did not like however, is that Finklestein and McCleery focus almost exclusively on the "history of the theory of book history". Though I suppose for an introductory text this is to be expected. I felt there was not enough focus on how the book has changed throughout history. There is information on how people consumed books, but there is only scant on how books were produced.

Overall, I felt this was a worthwhile introduction to book history but was lacking due to its brevity in the treatment of certain topics in book history. Having used this book for a grad school course I kept it mostly for its references to other works on book history.
Kulwes
An "Introduction to Book History" is meant to be a companion text to "The Book History Reader," which is, of course, edited by Finklestein and McCleery. Knowing this before I read An Introduction to Book History made me a bit suspicious. The idea of "companion texts" seems to be more of a marketing scheme and of dubious value to the reader. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Finkelstein and McCleery have summarized the most important components of Book History in a readable and well-organized format. Some readers might find the format a bit pedantic, but this format will probably be helpful for undergraduate readers being introduced to Book History for the first time or for those readers who want a general overview of the field. At the beginning of each chapter, Finkelstein and McCleery clearly state their goals for the chapter in question, "This chapter covers the main theories and general themes that have developed in the Book History studies over the past century....After a brief summary of the terminology now commonly used to describe book history at work, the chapter looks at how book historians have characterized different stages in the history of books in Western European culture...."(7). Pedantic? Absolutely, but as I mentioned earlier, this will probably be helpful to the reader making their first encounter with Book History. Readers already familiar with the ins and outs of book history will, undoubtedly, find this book dull and repetitive. But those already familiar with the subject are clearly not the intended audience of "An Introduction to Book History." Chapters address the shift from orality to literacy, the impact of print, the relationship between printers, booksellers, publishers, and agents, and the history of readers and reading. The authors also include a glossary and a fairly detailed bibliography. "An Introduction to Book History" is a slim volume and can easily be read in a single sitting. It will be a good resource for those teaching book history to undergraduates. It is a shame that it is marketed as a "companion text," because it clearly can stand on its own.
Awene
Book was for a top level English class and that’s exactly how it reads. But if you need this for the actual history of the book, this is it!
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