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Malte Griesse, Monika Barget, and David de Boer (eds.): Revolts and Political Violence in Early Modern Imagery

Series: Brill’s Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History, Volume: 54 Editors: Malte Griesse, Monika Barget, and David de BoerIn the early modern period, images of revolts and violence became increasingly important tools to legitimize or contest political structures. This volume offers the first in-depth analysis of how early modern people produced and consumed violent imagery and assesses its role in memory practices, political mobilization, and the negotiation of cruelty and justice.  Critically evaluating the traditional focus on Western European imagery, the case studies in this book draw on evidence from Russia, China, Hungary, Portugal, Germany, North America, and other regions. The contributors

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Trude Dijkstra: Printing and Publishing Chinese Religion and Philosophy in the Dutch Republic, 1595-1700

The Chinese Imprint Author: Trude DijkstraTrude Dijkstra discusses how Chinese religion and philosophy were represented in printed works produced in the Dutch Republic between 1595 and 1700. By focusing on books, newspapers, learned journals, and pamphlets, this study sheds new light on the cultural encounter between China and western Europe in the early modern period. Form, content, and material-technical aspects of different media in Dutch and French are analysed, providing new insights into the ways in which readers could take note of Chinese religion and philosophy. This study thereby demonstrates that there was no singular image of Chinese religion and philosophy,

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Drew B. Thomas: The Industry of Evangelism

Printing for the Reformation in Martin Luther’s Wittenberg Series: Library of the Written Word, Volume: 96Library of the Written Word – The Handpress World, Volume: 96 Author: Drew B. ThomasOf the leading print centres in early modern Europe, Wittenberg was the only one that was not a major centre of trade, politics, or culture. This monograph examines the rise of the Wittenberg printing industry and analyses how it overtook the Empire’s leading print centres. It investigates the workshops of the four leading printers in Wittenberg during Luther’s lifetime: Nickel Schirlentz, Josef Klug, Hans Lufft, and Georg Rhau. Together, these printers conquered the

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Alexander Samuel Wilkinson (ed.): Illustration and Ornamentation in the Iberian Book World, 1450-1800

Series: Library of the Written Word, Volume: 91Library of the Written Word – The Handpress World, Volume: 91 Editor: Alexander Samuel Wilkinson In the early modern Iberian book world, as in the European book world more broadly, most works issuing from the presses contained some form of ornamentation. The nineteen contributions presented here cast light on these visual elements—on the production and ownership of printers’ materials, and on the frequency with which these materials were exchanged and shared. A third of all items printed in the early modern Iberian world carried no imprint at all; for these items, woodblocks and engravings can

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Rosamund Oates and Jessica G. Purdy (eds.): Communities of Print

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. PurdyThis 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

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Jean Devaux, Matthieu Marchal et Alexandra Velissariou (eds): LES PREMIERS IMPRIMÉS FRANÇAIS ET LA LITTÉRATURE DE BOURGOGNE (1470-1550)

Actes du colloque internat. tenu à l’Univ. du Littoral – Côte d’Opale (Dunkerque).Issu des rencontres internationales qui se sont tenues à l’Université Littoral – Côte d’Opale (Dunkerque) les 22 et 23 octobre 2015, le présent ouvrage se voudrait un espace de réflexion sur la place occupée par la littérature française de Bourgogne dans l’activité éditoriale des premiers imprimeurs (1470-1550). Il vise à appréhender le rôle joué par l’imprimerie naissante dans le rayonnement de la vaste production littéraire élaborée sous l’impulsion des Grands Ducs de Bourgogne et à apprécier dans quelle mesure les libraires-éditeurs des grandes villes du Nord contribuèrent, au

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