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The Finishing Touches

Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter Seven takes up Cody's advice on literature and book culture, connecting these to early 20th century self‐improvement views.


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


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


On the History of the Book in China

Cynthia J. Brokaw

in Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231269
eISBN:
9780520927797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231269.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the history of commercial printing and book culture in China during the late imperial period. It suggests that two developments in the nineteenth century signalled the ... 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


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


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


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


Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book explores the reception of Augustine of Hippo in the European Reformations. In this religious revolution Augustine was a highly contested authority, with different parties assimilating his ... More


A Monument to Medieval Syrian Book Culture: The Library of Ibn 'Abd al-Hadi

Konrad Hirschler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474451567
eISBN:
9781474476836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451567.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the late medieval period, manuscripts galore circulated in Middle Eastern libraries. Yet, very few book collections have come down to us as such or have left a documentary trail. This book ... More


Women Writers, Writing for Women: Authors, Scribes, Book-Lenders, and Patrons

Kim Haines-Eitzen

in The Gendered Palimpsest: Women, Writing, and Representation in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195171297
eISBN:
9780199918140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171297.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter focuses on the roles women had in the production, reproduction, and dissemination of early Christian literature. Evidence for women as authors, scribe copyists, book-lenders, and patrons ... 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


The Disappearing Books

Ahmed El Shamsy

in Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691174563
eISBN:
9780691201245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174563.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter considers how Arabo-Islamic scholarship operated in the centuries before the adoption of print in the early nineteenth century, when books still had to be written and copied by hand. It ... More


Postclassical Book Culture

Ahmed El Shamsy

in Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691174563
eISBN:
9780691201245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174563.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter concerns the postclassical book culture. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the continuing loss of manuscripts to Europe and the dire state of endowed libraries in the ... More


Personality and Print: Areopagitica and the Genetics of Intellectual Property

Joseph Loewenstein

in The Author's Due: Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226490403
eISBN:
9780226490410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226490410.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter describes the ideological regulation that takes its place among the other regulatory determinants of authorship and intellectual property. It addresses how economic and physical violence ... More


The Glue That Keeps Us Together: Constructing Ethnic Community in the NetSAP Book Club

Tamara Bhalla

in Reading Together, Reading Apart: Identity, Belonging, and South Asian American Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040481
eISBN:
9780252098925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040481.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter examines how the NetSAP book club's practices of reading expose the various inclusions and exclusions of South Asian American identity and community formation. It looks at how NetSAP ... More


Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition

Ahmed El Shamsy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691174563
eISBN:
9780691201245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174563.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Islamic book culture dates back to late antiquity, when Muslim scholars began to write down their doctrines on parchment, papyrus, and paper and then to compose increasingly elaborate analyses of, ... More


Reform through Books

Ahmed El Shamsy

in Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691174563
eISBN:
9780691201245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174563.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on two reformers, the Egyptian Muḥammad ʿAbduh (1849–1905) and the Syrian Ṭāhir al-Jazāʾirī (1852–1920). As a reformer, ʿAbduh in particular as received a significant amount of ... More


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