Books and their Readers in Early Modern Europe
Series: Library of the Written Word, Volume: 99Library of the Written Word – The Handpress World, Volume: 99
Editors: Rosamund Oates and Jessica G. Purdy
This book provides a new perspective on book history by exploring communities created by the production and consumption of printed material. Essays by leading scholars explore the connections between writers, printers, booksellers and readers and examine changes and continuities across the period 1500 to 1800. As well as investigating the networks behind the production and dissemination of printed material, this collection examines the ways in which readers consumed, used and shared their printed texts.
By focusing on the materiality of early modern texts, contributors to this volume offer new interpretations of the history of reading, the book trade, and the book as an object in early modern Europe.
Copyright Year: 2022 E-Book (PDF) Availability: Not Yet Published ISBN: 978-90-04-47043-9 Publication Date: 08 Dec 2021
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Dr Rosamund Oates (PhD, University of York U.K., 2004) is a Reader in Early Modern History at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has published widely on the English Reformation, with particular interest in preaching and reading history, including Moderate Radical: Tobie Matthew and the English Reformation (Oxford University Press, 2018).
Jessica G. Purdy is a PhD candidate in Early Modern and Book History at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has a particular interest in the history of reading in the Tudor and Stuart periods.