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Doing Things with Books *

G. O. Hutchinson

in Talking Books: Readings in Hellenistic and Roman Books of Poetry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199279418
eISBN:
9780191707322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279418.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The history of structuring and reading books is surveyed in the Greek 3rd century and the Latin 1st century BC. Many illustrations of papyri are given. Papyri are seen to show ways of reading that ... More


Introduction: Dickens and the Pleasures of Memory

Sarah Winter

in The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Introduction reviews the critical controversies after Dickens's death about his representative Englishness and influence on readers. It defines the book's focus on theories of serial memory in ... More


Reading

Lauren Shohet

in Reading Masques: The English Masque and Public Culture in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199295890
eISBN:
9780191594311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295890.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In seventeenth‐century England, masques inhabited two media, their dramatic occasions consistently delivered into a public culture of reading. This chapter details masques' material circulation in ... More


Introduction

Katrin Ettenhuber

in Donne's Augustine: Renaissance Cultures of Interpretation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199609109
eISBN:
9780191729553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609109.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Introduction situates Donne on Augustine in its main disciplinary contexts: the history of religion and the history of reading. The chapter argues for the importance of attending to the ... More


Introduction

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces the reader to Augustine of Hippo and his varied reception in the long sixteenth century. It explains the aims, scope, and organization of the book and situates its main ... More


Recipes for Sale: Intersections between Manuscript and Print Cultures

Elaine Leong

in Recipes and Everyday Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and the Household in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583495
eISBN:
9780226583525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226583525.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By the 1650s, the London booksellers’ shelves were packed with printed recipe collections. With titles like A Choice Manual of Rare and Select Secrets (1653), The Marrow of Physicke, or A Learned ... 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


Reading in the Age of Edison: The Cinematicity of ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper’

Karin Littau

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, written by Karin Littau, addresses the media-transitional period of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries to show how aestho-physiological experiments in reading were linked ... More


Anthony Grafton

Alexander Bevilacqua and Frederic Clark

in Thinking in the Past Tense: Eight Conversations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226601175
eISBN:
9780226601342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226601342.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Interview with Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University. Topics include intellectual history; historiography; history of scholarship; historical ... More


Introduction

Sean D. Moore

in Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries: British Literature, Political Thought, and the Transatlantic Book Trade, 1731-1814

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198836377
eISBN:
9780191873621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836377.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This Introduction shows how this book contributes to the emerging field of postcolonial book history and cultural historiography. By demonstrating its relevance to the capitalism and slavery thesis, ... More


Reading and Politics in Early Modern England: The Mental World of a Seventeenth-century Catholic Gentleman

Geoff Baker

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080241
eISBN:
9781781701799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080241.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines the activities of William Blundell, a seventeenth-century Catholic gentleman, and using the approaches of the history of reading provides a detailed analysis of his mindset. ... More


Epilogue: Enfranchising the Reader-Writer in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume Two: The Reader-Writer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198739661
eISBN:
9780191831126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739661.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The ‘Epilogue’ (2.7) picks up the discussion from the ‘Prologue’ (1.1) and extends it across a broader canvas in the history of the book and of reading. It asks how the case studies in previous ... More


Afterword

Sarah Winter

in The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Afterword discusses how the interlocking between forms of seriality in associationist theories of memory and the print medium of serial fiction demonstrates an extended historical development of ... More


Introduction: Voices and Books

Jennifer Richards

in Voices and Books in the English Renaissance: A New History of Reading

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198809067
eISBN:
9780191884153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809067.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Introduction argues that the history of Renaissance reading has privileged the silent reader, even though it is acknowledged that oral reading in this period was ubiquitous. It makes a case for ... More


Fielding: A Lifeworld of Books

Karin Kukkonen

in 4E Cognition and Eighteenth-Century Fiction: How the Novel Found its Feet

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190913045
eISBN:
9780190913076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913045.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter investigates how Sarah Fielding develops the kind of writing that leads readers to engage with the novel in a mode of reading that is both immersed and reflective. It traces this project ... More


‘The Wiser Sort’: The Distinction of Politics and Gabriel Harvey’s Machiavellian Hamlet

András Kiséry

in Hamlet’s Moment: Drama and Political Knowledge in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198746201
eISBN:
9780191808814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746201.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The marginalia of Gabriel Harvey, a humanist famously eager for a political career, allow us to insert Hamlet in the contexts of late sixteenth-century political education, the discussion about the ... More


Introduction: Livres de chansons

Kate van Orden

in Materialities: Books, Readers, and the Chanson in Sixteenth-Century Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199360642
eISBN:
9780199360666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360642.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter begins with a series of bibliographic basics that define the particular forms in which music was printed, with special attention to partbooks, choirbooks, oblong formats, ... More


Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue

Konrad Hirschler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408776
eISBN:
9781474418812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408776.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The written text was a pervasive feature of cultural practices in the medieval Middle East. At the heart of book circulation stood libraries that experienced a rapid expansion from the twelfth ... More


Extraordinarily ordinary: Nehemiah Wallington’s experimental method

Kathleen Lynch

in Texts and readers in the Age of Marvell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526113894
eISBN:
9781526138897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113894.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The nature of note-taking is a renewed subject of scholarly inquiry – whether in service of humanistic eloquence, Baconian scientific practice, an aid to memory, or an early stage of writing. Messy ... More


A People Beyond the Book? Seebohm Rowntree, the Decline of Popular Biblicism and the Fate of Protestant England, c.1900–50 *

S. J. D. Green

in Dissent and the Bible in Britain, c.1650-1950

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199608416
eISBN:
9780191755422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608416.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter presents Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree (1871-1954) as a pioneering sociologist of religion and as an observer of declining levels of biblical literacy in Britain. Focusing on the ... More


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