Book ID: CBB001451982

The Author's Hand and the Printer's Mind (2014)


Chartier, Roger (Author)
Cochrane, Lydia G (Author)

Polity Press
Publication date: 2014
Language: English

Publication Date: 2014
Physical Details: xiii + 231 pp.

In Early Modern Europe the first readers of a book were not those who bought it. They were the scribes who copied the author's or translator's manuscript, the censors who licensed it, the publisher who decided to put this title in his catalogue, the copy editor who prepared the text for the press, divided it and added punctuation, the typesetters who composed the pages of the book, and the proof reader who corrected them. The author's hand cannot be separated from the printers' mind. This book is devoted to the process of publication of the works that framed their readers' representations of the past or of the world. Linking cultural history, textual criticism and bibliographical studies, dealing with canonical works--like Cervantes' Don Quixote or Shakespeare's plays--as well as lesser known texts, Roger Chartier identifies the fundamental discontinuities that transformed the circulation of the written word between the invention of printing and the definition, three centuries later, of what we call 'literature'.--Back cover.

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Review Dane, Joseph A. (2014) Review of "The Author's Hand and the Printer's Mind". American Historical Review (pp. 1222-1223). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Biller, Josef H.
Bret, Patrice
Chatzis, Konstantinos
Cullen, Christopher
Dijck, Maarten Van
Eisenstein, Elizabeth L.
Cartographica Helvetica
Coincidentia: Zeitschrift für europäische Geistesgeschichte
Foundations of Science
Historical Research: The Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Carocci Editore
Harvard University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
l'Harmattan, Impr. Corlet
St. Paul's Bibliographies
Printing industry
Printing press
Visual representation; visual communication
Publishers and publishing
Chambers, William
Münster, Sebastian
Petrarch, Francesco
Time Periods
Early modern
16th century
17th century
18th century
19th century
Great Britain
Venice (Italy)

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