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Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

Joshua A. Berman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374704
eISBN:
9780199871438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374704.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This book reveals the Hebrew Bible to be a sophisticated work of political philosophy, and the birthplace of egalitarian thought. Focusing on the Pentateuch, this book lays bare the manner in which ... More


THE HOUSES OF SCOTTO AND GARDANO: Two Printing Dynasties

Jane A. Bernstein

in Print Culture and Music in Sixteenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195141085
eISBN:
9780199871421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141085.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the two most important music printing presses of 16th-century Venice: the House of Scotto and the House of Gardano. It presents histories of the two dynastic firms, tracing ... More


 Egalitarian Technology: Alphabet, Text, and Class

Joshua A. Berman

in Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374704
eISBN:
9780199871438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374704.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the role that technology may have played in advancing the egalitarian platform. The adoption of the technology of the alphabetic script and its use in creating texts in ancient ... More


Women, the vernacular, and classical languages

Helena Sanson

in Women, Language and Grammar in Italy, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264836
eISBN:
9780191754043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264836.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter examines women's linguistic education in Cinquecento Italy and the role played by the vernacular in making knowledge more accessible to the less educated, and particularly to women. ... More


The History of American Magazines, 1741–1860

Heather A. Haveman

in Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164403
eISBN:
9781400873883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164403.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter looks at the history of American magazines during the period 1741–1860. It first traces the origins of magazines in Europe, where magazine publishing began in the late seventeenth ... More


The Printing, Distribution, and Audience of Yiddish Books

Jean Baumgarten

Jerold C. Frakes (ed.)

in Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199276332
eISBN:
9780191699894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276332.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

The rise of Yiddish literature coincides with the development of the Hebrew printing industry in Europe. The invention of printing had important consequences for cultural transmission and ... More


Emden Printing

Andrew Pettegree

in Emden and the Dutch Revolt

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227397
eISBN:
9780191678691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227397.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the activities of the printing presses in Emden, Germany, and their role in supporting the evangelical congregation of the Netherlands. Emden printing represented possibly the ... More


The Workplace: Places, Procedures, and Personnel 1668–1780

Martyn Ould

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume I: Beginnings to 1780

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199557318
eISBN:
9780191772320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557318.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

The core occupations of the printing house — type-casting, composing, proofing, printing, distributing, gathering, and collating — remained largely unchanged during the period studied in this book, ... More


Theatre of the Book 1480–1880: Print, Text, and Performance in Europe

Julie Stone Peters

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262168
eISBN:
9780191698811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262168.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This is an account of the entangled histories of print and the theatre in Europe between the Renaissance and the late 19th century: a history of European dramatic publication (providing comparative ... More


Emden and the Dutch Revolt

Andrew Pettegree

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227397
eISBN:
9780191678691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227397.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

The German town of Emden was, in the 16th century, the most important haven for exiled Dutch Protestants. Drawing on knowledge of the contemporary archives, this book explores the role of Emden as a ... More


Cultural and Intellectual Life

Glanmor Williams

in The Foundations of Modern Wales: Wales 1642-1780

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852786
eISBN:
9780191670565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852786.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the literary traditions of Wales and describes two major elements which helped inject new life into the cultural life of the Welsh. It discusses the development of the ... More


Introduction

Rosa Salzberg

in Ephemeral city: Cheap print and urban culture in Renaissance Venice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719087035
eISBN:
9781781707906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087035.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Introduction begins with a short case study of a street singer caught peddling prohibited print on the streets of Venice, as an introduction to the idea of the ‘ephemeral city’ of texts, people ... More


1790: A Community of Friends?

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution: Monsieur and Madame Roland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199560424
eISBN:
9780191741814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The Rolands and several friends, including Brissot, Bancal, Champagneux and Lanthenas, considered an idealistic project: to buy up church land and form a community with a school, printing press, and ... More


The Wonderyear

Andrew Pettegree

in Emden and the Dutch Revolt

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227397
eISBN:
9780191678691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227397.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter suggests that the year 1565 represents something of a high point for the output of the Protestant printing presses in Emden, Germany. From 1564 to 1565 it had become clear that the ... More


Printing Presses in the Promised Land

Pamela E. Klassen

in The Story of Radio Mind: A Missionary's Journey on Indigenous Land

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226552569
eISBN:
9780226552873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226552873.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

For its power to make stories mobile and proliferating, the printing press was a beloved tool of Protestant missionaries. Telling a before-and-after story of a printing press that melted in a fire, ... More


Printing the Story: the Bible in Etchings, Engravings, and Woodcuts

Margaret Adams Parker

in Scrolls of Love: Ruth and the Song of Songs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225712
eISBN:
9780823237067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225712.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

It can be argued that printmaking in Europe grew up alongside the printed Christian Bible. The print's beginnings in Western Europe coincided roughly with the development of the ... More


The Discourse of Trade: Print, Politics, and the Company in England

in Indian Ink: Script and Print in the Making of the English East India Company

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620411
eISBN:
9780226620428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620428.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter shows that the early seventeenth-century English East India Company was often a reluctant entrant to the world of print. The printing press was one political resource among many, and 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


THE CITIZEN OF BALTIMORE

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter presents an overview of Mencken's German-American family background and childhood, focusing on Baltimore during the Gilded Age of the 1880s and 1890s, and how it formed his worldview and ... More


Education and Culture

Glanmor Williams

in Renewal and Reformation: Wales c.1415-1642

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852779
eISBN:
9780191670558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852779.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The trends towards the extension of education observable among the lay men and women were strengthened in the sixteenth century. Literacy and the interest in acquiring printed materials became more ... More


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