A Concise Companion to the Study of Manuscripts, Printed Books, and the Production of Early Modern Texts

A Festschrift for Gordon Campbell
Genre: Language Arts
Original Publish Date: Aug 14, 2015
Product Number: EB00622369
Released: Sep 15, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118635285
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Bringing together a broad range of case studies written by a team of international scholars, this Concise Companion establishes how manuscripts and printed books met the needs of two different approaches to literacy in the early modern period. -Features essays illustrating the particular ways a manuscript and a printed book reflect the different emphases of an elite, private and an egalitarian, public culture, both of which account for the literary achievements of the Renaissance -Includes wide-ranging essays, from printing the Gospels in Arabic to a contemporary reconceptualization of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus -Increases accessibility through a rubric organized around archival and manuscript studies; the provenance of texts and the authority of editions; and studies of genre, religion and literary history -Announces the recovery of archival documents, which in some instances are over four hundred years old -Places translations of Milton's Latin, Greek, and Italian alongside the original texts to increase accessibility for a wide audience of students and scholars -Provides an invaluable platform for highlighting on-going attention to the history of the book and its corollary subjects of reading and writing practices in the 1500s and 1600s

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