Agent of change: print culture studies after Elizabeth L. Eisenstein
University of Massachusetts Press, 2007 - Design - 442 pages
Inspiring debate since the early days of its publication, Elizabeth L. Eisenstein's The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early-Modern Europe (1979) has exercised its own force as an agent of change in the world of scholarship. Its path-breaking agenda has played a central role in shaping the study of print culture and "book history"--fields of inquiry that rank among the most exciting and vital areas of scholarly endeavor in recent years. Joining together leading voices in the field of print scholarship, this collection of twenty essays affirms the catalytic properties of Eisenstein's study as a stimulus to further inquiry across geographic, temporal, and disciplinary boundaries. From early modern marginalia to the use of architectural title pages in Renaissance books, from the press in Spanish colonial America to print in the Islamic world, from the role of the printed word in nation-building to changing histories of reading in the electronic age, this book addresses the legacy of Eisenstein's work in print culture studies today as it suggests future directions for the field. In addition to a conversation with Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, the book includes contributions by Peng Hwa Ang, Margaret Aston, Tony Ballantyne, Vivek Bhandari, Ann Blair, Barbara A. Brannon, Roger Chartier, Kai-wing Chow, James A. Dewar, Robert A. Gross, David Scott Kastan, Harold Love, Paula McDowell, Jane McRae, Jean-Dominique Mellot, Antonio Rodriguez-Buckingham, Geoffrey Roper, William H. Sherman, Peter Stallybrass, Arthur Williamson, and Calhoun Winton.
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Agents Agency and Print in Early Modern Europe
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Acts and Monuments Agent of Change American Arab Bible book trade booksellers British broadsides Cambridge Univ Chartier colonial concordance copies corrections counterfeiting early modern Europe edition eighteenth century Elizabeth Eisenstein England English engraving errata lists errors essay European printing example Ferrar Foxe's French Gutenberg Henri-Jean Martin historians history of printing Humphrey Moseley illustrations images impact of printing included Internet invention James job printing John language letters Library list of errata literary literature Little Gidding livre London manuscript Maori Martyrs Moseley Moseley's movable type newspaper Nicholas Ferrar nineteenth century Oxford paper paratext Paris petitions Poems political PPAC print culture printed book printed texts printers printing press printing revolution privileges produced provincial published readers reading Renaissance reprinted Roger Chartier role Rouen royal scholars Scotland Scots Scottish scribal sheets sixteenth century social Society textual Thomas tion vols Waller woodblock printing woodcut words writing xylography