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Publishing, Politics, and Culture: The King's Printers in the Reign of James I and VI

Graham Rees and Maria Wakely

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199576319
eISBN:
9780191722233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576319.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Based on hitherto unexplored and unpublished legal and business records, this study presents the fullest account so far published of any London printing firm in the reign of James I. In particular it ... More


Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour

Jesse Adams Stein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784994341
eISBN:
9781526121158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994341.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

With the increasing digitisation of almost every facet of human endeavour, concerns persist about ‘deskilling’ and precarious employment. The publishing industry has turned its energy to online and ... More


Introduction

Graham Rees and Maria Wakely

in Publishing, Politics, and Culture: The King's Printers in the Reign of James I and VI

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199576319
eISBN:
9780191722233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576319.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the four key individuals at the top of the London book trading during the reign of James I: Robert Barker (1570-1645), the Shropshiremen John ... More


The King's Printers: Monopolies, Business, and Lawsuits

Graham Rees and Maria Wakely

in Publishing, Politics, and Culture: The King's Printers in the Reign of James I and VI

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199576319
eISBN:
9780191722233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576319.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter details the activities of four men as they were carried on through five intertwined business arrangements. The four men are Robert Barker (1570-1645), and the three Salopians John Bill ... More


Printing, Litigation, Prison

Graham Rees and Maria Wakely

in Publishing, Politics, and Culture: The King's Printers in the Reign of James I and VI

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199576319
eISBN:
9780191722233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576319.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter begins with a discussion of the continuing disputes between Barker and Norton. It then details John Bill's 1619 petition and his later fortunes. It shows that Norton lost his grip on the ... More


Resources Human and Material

Graham Rees and Maria Wakely

in Publishing, Politics, and Culture: The King's Printers in the Reign of James I and VI

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199576319
eISBN:
9780191722233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576319.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter addresses the following questions: How did they run the King's Printing House (KPH), an institution that stood at the summit of the London printing trade in the Jacobean period? How did ... More


The King's Printers' Bible and Book of Common Prayer Monopoly

Graham Rees and Maria Wakely

in Publishing, Politics, and Culture: The King's Printers in the Reign of James I and VI

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199576319
eISBN:
9780191722233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576319.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The King's Printing House was the only begetter of that Behemoth of books, the Bible in English. In fact, the production of vernacular Bibles, together with New Testaments and the Book of Common ... More


1620: The King's Printers' Annus Mirabilis

Graham Rees and Maria Wakely

in Publishing, Politics, and Culture: The King's Printers in the Reign of James I and VI

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199576319
eISBN:
9780191722233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576319.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines one year's work at the King's Printing House in 1620. The year 1620 was an annus mirabilis in at least two ways: (a) during no other year was it less certain as to who was ... More


The Beginnings of Change

Paul Bushkovitch

in Religion and Society in Russia: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069464
eISBN:
9780199854615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069464.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

After the Time of Troubles new currents of thought began to appear in Russian religious literature. Both innovators and conservatives were open to the religious literature of the Ukraine, though in ... More


The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Joseph P. McDermott and Peter Burke (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This volume provides the first comparative survey of the relations between the two most active book worlds in Eurasia between 1450 and 1850. Prominent scholars in book history explore different ... More


Introduction

Joseph McDermott and Peter Burke

in The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This particular book seeks to have experts on East Asian and European book history explore issues of mutual interest, to the benefit the main concerns and other issues of book history at the opposite ... More


Bibliography, Population, and Statistics: A View from the West

David McKitterick

in The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

McKitterick identifies the pitfalls encountered by historians of the Western book in classifying, counting, and identifying the materials they use in their research and thereby offers clear advice ... More


“Noncommercial” Private Publishing in Late Imperial China

Joseph McDermott

in The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

McDermott identifies a distinctive feature of Chinese and Japanese book production, private non-commercial publishing, and shows how its popularity in East Asia complicates efforts to transfer to its ... More


Distribution: The Transmission of Books in Europe and Its Colonies: Contours, Cautions, and Global Comparisons

James Raven

in The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

James Raven’s essay is concerned with the transmission of books in Europe and its colonies in the period between Gutenberg’s invention of the hand press and the nineteenth century introduction of the ... More


Empire of Texts: Book Production, Book Distribution, and Book Culture in Late Imperial China

Cynthia Brokaw

in The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Brokaw draws upon her field research in China to give an exceptionally rich account of the production practices in ordinary book publishing outfits in market towns and villages in key production ... More


The Proliferation of Reference Books, 1450–1850

Peter Burke and Joseph McDermott

in The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

The essay by Burke and McDermott is concerned with the production, indeed the proliferation of reference books (defined as books intended to be consulted, rather than read from cover to cover) in ... More


Books for Women and Women Readers

Peter Kornicki

in The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Peter Kornicki discusses consumption, examining both books for women and women readers in early modern East Asia, including Korea, Japan and Vietnam as well as China. He compares the rise of printing ... More


Epilogue

Joseph McDermott and Peter Burke

in The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

For important secondary scholarship on specific topics the footnotes in each essay provide expert guidance. But, as readers of these essays may wish to pursue broader book history interests, a list ... More


Jodocus Badius Ascensius: Commentary, Commerce and Print in the Renaissance

Paul White

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265543
eISBN:
9780191760358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265543.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Jodocus Badius Ascensius (1462-1535), also known as Josse Bade, was a scholar and printer who played a central role in the flourishing of humanism and print culture in the French Renaissance. In a ... More


The Printing Press and Constitutional Revolutions

Maxwell A. Cameron

in Strong Constitutions: Social-Cognitive Origins of the Separation of Powers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199987443
eISBN:
9780199346257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987443.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The printing press contributed to the spread of reading and writing. Although the initial impact of the Gutenberg revolution was to reinforce monopolies of knowledge, over time it contributed to the ... More


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