Forms and Meanings: Texts, Performances, and Audiences from Codex to Computer

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 128 pages
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In this provocative work, Roger Chartier continues his extraordinarily influential consideration of the forms of production, dissemination, and interpretation of discourse in Early Modern Europe. Chartier here examines the relationship between patronage and the market, and explores how the form in which a text is transmitted not only constrains the production of meaning but defines and constructs its audience.


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User Review  - Michael Murray - Goodreads

As some reviewers have noted, this book, a series of previous essays, is rather 'introductory' in character; I am sure Mr Chartier is capable of stretching himself magnificently, but here he is mapping out a smaller area. Intriguing, nonetheless. Read full review


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Roger Chartier is Directeur d'Etudes at the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, Professor in the College de France, and Annenberg Visiting Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books, including Inscription and Erasure: Literature and Written Culture from the Eleventh to the Eighteenth Century, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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