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New Directions in Book History

Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe

Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption

Editors: Bellingradt, Daniel, Nelles, Paul, Salman, Jeroen (Eds.)

  • Demonstrates how the concepts of materiality, sociality and spatiality might contribute to a better understanding of the history of the book in early modern Europe. 
    Features contributions from prominent book historians as well as up-and-coming scholars
    Makes an important contribution to ongoing discussion about the theoretical and methodological foundations of the field of book history 

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About this book

This book presents and explores a challenging new approach in book history. It offers a coherent volume of thirteen chapters in the field of early modern book history covering a wide range of topics and it is written by renowned scholars in the field. The rationale and content of this volume will revitalize the theoretical and methodological debate in book history. The book will be of interest to scholars and students in the field of early modern book history as well as in a range of other disciplines. It offers book historians an innovative methodological approach on the life cycle of books in and outside Europe. It is also highly relevant for social-economic and cultural historians because of the focus on the commercial, legal, spatial, material and social aspects of book culture. Scholars that are interested in the history of science, ideas and news will find several chapters dedicated to the production, circulation and consumption of knowledge and news media. 

About the authors

Daniel Bellingradt is Professor of Book Studies at Erlangen-Nuremberg University, Germany, and is co-editor of the German Yearbook for the History of Communications.
Paul Nelles is Associate Professor of Early Modern European History at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, and has recently published Cosas y Cartas: Scribal Production and Material Pathways in Jesuit Global Communications (1547-1573) (2015).
Jeroen Salman is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Utrecht University, Netherlands, and is co-editor of a Dutch book historical series (BGNB).

Reviews

“This rich crop of new empirical research in book history focuses especially on the movement of books through markets and networks of users. Eleven case studies span an impressive variety of analytical techniques, primary sources, and contexts.” (Ann M. Blair, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Harvard University, USA)

“This book contributes significantly to a spatial turn in the history of the book. Its contributors identify innovative means of combining the study of the life-cycle of books with their mode and compass of transmission. The collection notably extends our understanding of the social history of knowledge.” (James Raven, Professor of Modern History, University of Essex, UK)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Books and Book History in Motion: Materiality, Sociality and Spatiality

    Bellingradt, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Promoting the Counter-Reformation in Provincial France: Printing and Bookselling in Sixteenth-Century Verdun

    Walsby, Malcolm

    Pages 15-37

  • Conrad Gessner and the Mobility of the Book: Zurich, Frankfurt, Venice (1543)

    Nelles, Paul

    Pages 39-66

  • Paper Networks and the Book Industry. The Business Activities of an Eighteenth-century Paper Dealer in Amsterdam

    Bellingradt, Daniel

    Pages 67-85

  • Marketing a New Legal Code in Fifteenth-Century Castile: A Case Study of the Interactions Between Crown, Law and Printing

    Costas, Benito Rial

    Pages 87-108

Buy this book

eBook £56.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53366-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £72.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53365-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe
Book Subtitle
Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption
Editors
  • Daniel Bellingradt
  • Paul Nelles
  • Jeroen Salman
Series Title
New Directions in Book History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53366-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53366-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53365-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 305
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations
Topics