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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
Author
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 in this work of great historical merit, the story of the post-Gutenberg 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. Owing to his state-of-the-art and highly detailed research, Pettegree crafts an authoritative, lucid, and truly pioneering work of cultural history about a major development in the evolution of European society
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Cataloging source
E7B
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Pettegree, Andrew
Dewey number
070.5094
Index
index present
LC call number
Z291.3
LC item number
.P48 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Book industries and trade
  • Book industries and trade
  • Printing
  • Printing
  • Books
  • Renaissance
  • Reformation
  • Europe
  • HISTORY
  • Book industries and trade
  • Books
  • Intellectual life
  • Printing
  • Printing
  • Reformation
  • Renaissance
  • Europe
Label
The book in the Renaissance, Andrew Pettegree
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-407) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The book before print -- 2. The invention of printing -- 3. Renaissance encounters : the crisis of print -- 4. The creation of a European book market -- 5. Book town Wittenberg -- 6. Luther's legacy -- 7. First with the news -- 8. Polite diversions -- 9. At school -- 10. The literature of conflict -- 11. The search for order -- 12. Market forces -- 13. Science and exploration -- 14. Healing -- 15. Building a library -- 16. Word and the street
Control code
811405709
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 421 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300168358
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt114r24
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811405709
Label
The book in the Renaissance, Andrew Pettegree
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-407) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The book before print -- 2. The invention of printing -- 3. Renaissance encounters : the crisis of print -- 4. The creation of a European book market -- 5. Book town Wittenberg -- 6. Luther's legacy -- 7. First with the news -- 8. Polite diversions -- 9. At school -- 10. The literature of conflict -- 11. The search for order -- 12. Market forces -- 13. Science and exploration -- 14. Healing -- 15. Building a library -- 16. Word and the street
Control code
811405709
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 421 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300168358
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt114r24
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811405709

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