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The Resource The book in the Renaissance, Andrew Pettegree

The book in the Renaissance, Andrew Pettegree

Label
The book in the Renaissance
Title
The book in the Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Pettegree
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The dawn of print was a major turning point in the early modern world. It rescued ancient learning from obscurity, transformed knowledge of the natural and physical world, and brought the thrill of book ownership to the masses. But, as Andrew Pettegree reveals, the story of the post-Guttenberg world was rather more complicated than we have often come to believe. The Book in the Renaissance reconstructs the first 150 years of the world of print, exploring the complex web of religious, economic and cultural concerns surrounding the printed word. From its very beginnings, the printed book had to straddle financial and religious imperatives, as well as the very different requirements and constraints of the many countries who embraced it, and, as Pettegree argues, the process was far from a runaway success. More than ideas, the success or failure of books depended upon patrons and markets, precarious strategies and the thwarting of piracy, and the ebb and flow of popular demand. Pettegree crafts an authoritative, lucid and truly pioneering work of cultural history illuminating one of the greatest developments in the evolution of European society."--Book jacket
Summary
Surveys Europe's printing industry, from Gutenberg's invention to the seventeenth century, discussing topics such as the challenges of early publishers and the political and religious conflicts that arose as more secular material entered the market
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
361005
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
070.5094
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
Z291.3
LC item number
.P48 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The book in the Renaissance, Andrew Pettegree
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [362]-407) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Beginnings -- The book before print -- The invention of printing -- Renaissance encounters : the crisis of print -- pt. 2. Consolidation -- The creation of a European book market -- Book town Wittenberg -- Luther's legacy -- First with the news -- Polite recreations -- At school -- pt. 3. Conflict -- The literature of conflict -- The search for order -- Market forces -- pt. 4. New worlds -- Science and exploration -- Healing -- Building a library -- Word and the street -- A note on sources : Mapping the geography of print -- Appendix : A summary of printed outputs throughout Europe, 1450-1600
Control code
5496539
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 421 p.
Isbn
9780300110098
Lccn
2009026513
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn424454760
  • (OCoLC)424454760
Label
The book in the Renaissance, Andrew Pettegree
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [362]-407) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Beginnings -- The book before print -- The invention of printing -- Renaissance encounters : the crisis of print -- pt. 2. Consolidation -- The creation of a European book market -- Book town Wittenberg -- Luther's legacy -- First with the news -- Polite recreations -- At school -- pt. 3. Conflict -- The literature of conflict -- The search for order -- Market forces -- pt. 4. New worlds -- Science and exploration -- Healing -- Building a library -- Word and the street -- A note on sources : Mapping the geography of print -- Appendix : A summary of printed outputs throughout Europe, 1450-1600
Control code
5496539
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 421 p.
Isbn
9780300110098
Lccn
2009026513
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn424454760
  • (OCoLC)424454760

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