A Concise Companion to the Study of Manuscripts, Printed Books, and the Production of Early Modern Texts : A Festschrift for Gordon Campbell, Hardback Book

A Concise Companion to the Study of Manuscripts, Printed Books, and the Production of Early Modern Texts : A Festschrift for Gordon Campbell Hardback

Edited by Edward Jones

Part of the Concise Companions to Literature and Culture series

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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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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9781118635292

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