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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


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


“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


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


Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Marilyn Booth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book history scrutinizes the production, advertising, contents, compilation and circulation – locally and globally – of an Arabic-language volume of biographies of world women, al-Durr ... 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


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


Building the Brand: Faulkner at Random

Jay Satterfield

in Faulkner and Print Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812308
eISBN:
9781496812346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812308.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The chapter discusses William Faulkner’s relationship to Random House from the merger of Smith & Haas with Random House in 1936 to just before he won the Nobel Prize. The first half of this period ... More


Faulkner and Print Culture

Jay Watson, Jaime Harker, and James G. Jr. Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812308
eISBN:
9781496812346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812308.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

William Faulkner’s first ventures into print culture began far from the world of highbrow publishing with which he is typically associated—the world of New York publishing houses, little magazines, ... More


Introduction: Discovering Modernism – Travel, Pleasure and Publishers’ Series

Lise Jaillant

in Cheap Modernism: Expanding Markets, Publishers' Series and the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474417242
eISBN:
9781474434560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417242.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction summarises recent scholarship on (1) literary modernism in the marketplace; (2) book history and print culture studies, including the study of publishers’ series. The guiding thread ... More


Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics

Peter J. Kalliney

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199977970
eISBN:
9780199346189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977970.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Transatlantic Modernism and the Emergence of Postcolonial Literature is a study of midcentury literary institutions integral to the formation of both modernism and postcolonial writing. ... More


The Mirage of the Bible: The Case of the Book of Psalms

Eva Mroczek

in The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190279837
eISBN:
9780190279851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279837.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Through a case study of psalms, this chapter shows how the Bible sets the agenda for the study of early Jewish literature, and how removing biblical lenses reveals a new picture of the literary ... More


The Harvard Indian College Scholars and the Algonquian Origins of American Literature

Lisa Brooks

in Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300196733
eISBN:
9780300231113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196733.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter recovers the history of the Harvard Indian College and highlights the multiple cultural, literary, and oral traditions that intersected in colonial Cambridge, Massachusetts. It includes ... More


Book History

Gail Low

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter discusses Book History. Drawing on the disciplinary fields of ‘analytical bibliography’ and influenced by work in Annales social history, Book History takes as its subject the cultural ... More


Cheap Modernism: Expanding Markets, Publishers' Series and the Avant-Garde

Lise Jaillant

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474417242
eISBN:
9781474434560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417242.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Cheap Modernism is the first sustained account of cheap series of reprints that transformed literary modernism from a little-read movement into a mainstream phenomenon – in Britain, Continental ... More


Metropolitan Publisher as Postcolonial Clearinghouse: The African Writers Series

Peter J. Kalliney

in Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199977970
eISBN:
9780199346189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977970.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Six examines Heinemann Educational Book's African Writers Series, the preeminent literary institution of anglophone Africa. Critics have repeatedly asked whether the series is fundamentally ... More


Jean Rhys: Left Bank Modernist as Postcolonial Intellectual

Peter J. Kalliney

in Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199977970
eISBN:
9780199346189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977970.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Seven examines the evolution of Jean Rhys's long and unusual career. In the 1920s and 30s, Rhys was a typical member of the expatriate artist community of the Left Bank. In the 1940s and 50s, ... More


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