What is the History of the Book?

Author: James Raven

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509523219

Category: History

Page: 196

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James Raven, a leading historian of the book, offers a fresh and accessible guide to the global study of the production, dissemination and reception of written and printed texts across all societies and in all ages. Students, teachers, researchers and general readers will benefit from the book's investigation of the subject's origins, scope and future direction. Based on original research and a wide range of sources, What is the History of the Book? shows how book history crosses disciplinary boundaries and intersects with literary, historical, media, library, conservation and communications studies. Raven uses examples from around the world to explore different traditions in bibliography, palaeography and manuscript studies. He analyses book history's growing global ambition and demonstrates how the study of reading practices opens up new horizons in social history and the history of knowledge. He shows how book history is contributing to debates about intellectual and popular culture, colonialism and the communication of ideas. The first global, accessible introduction to the field of book history from ancient to modern times, What is the History of the Book? is essential reading for all those interested in one of society's most important cultural artefacts.

A Companion to the History of the Book

Author: Simon Eliot,Jonathan Rose

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356585

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

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From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book. Makes use of illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts Written by a group of expert contributors Covers topical debates, such as the nature of censorship and the future of the book

Geschichte des Wissens

Aus dem Amerikanischen von Anita Ehlers

Author: Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034860099

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 524

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History of the Book in Canada: Beginnings to 1840

Author: History of the Book in Canada Project

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802089434

Category: History

Page: 540

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Impressive in its scope and depth of scholarship, this first volume of the History of the Book in Canada is a landmark in the chronicle of writing, publishing, bookselling, and reading in Canada.

Cultures of Print

Essays in the History of the Book

Author: David D. Hall

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558490499

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 195

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An examination of the interchange between popular and learned cultures, and the practices of reading and writing. The essays reflect Hall's belief that the better the production and consumption of books is understood, the closer readers can come to a social history of culture.

Big History

Die Geschichte der Welt - Vom Urknall bis zur Zukunft der Menschheit

Author: David Christian

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446261427

Category: History

Page: 400

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Der Big Bang war der heißeste Augenblick der Weltgeschichte. Der Rest ist Abkühlung. Und die hatte Folgen: Atome und Sterne entstanden, die Erde und wir. Eingebettet in die Geschichte des Universums ist auch die Geschichte der Menschheit. David Christian erzählt die Historie der Welt anhand von acht Schwellenmomenten: von der Entstehung des Lebens bis zur Fotosynthese, von der Sprache bis zum menschgemachten Klimawandel. Sein Buch ist eine brillante Synthese der Erkenntnisse aus Astronomie, Biologie, Chemie und Physik. Und eine atemberaubende moderne Ursprungsgeschichte, die mit einem Ausblick auf die Zukunft endet, in der wir endlich die Verantwortung für den Planeten Erde übernehmen müssen.

Die Geschichte der Liebe

Author: Nicole Krauss

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644015317

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Die vierzehnjährige Alma wurde nach der Hauptfigur eines Romans benannt. Leo Gursky hatte den Text als junger Mann in Polen geschrieben, für seine große Liebe Alma. Nun lebt er als einsamer alter Mann in New York. Er weiß nicht, dass das Buch den Holocaust überstanden hat. Bis die junge Alma sich auf die Suche nach ihm macht. «Bezaubernd, zärtlich und sehr originell.» (J. M. Coetzee) «Ein großartiger Roman.» (Spiegel) «Dies ist ein gewaltiges Buch, das unser müdes Herz erfrischt. Nicole Krauss sei gepriesen dafür.» (Colum McCann) «Einfach anfangen zu lesen. Es ist wunderbar.» (Stern) «Ein außergewöhnlicher Roman, lebensprall, klug und poetisch, von eigenwilligem Charme, staunenswerter Anschaulichkeit und gesegnet mit einem zärtlichen Humor.» (FAZ)

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The History of Italy

Author: Charles L. Killinger

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314834

Category: History

Page: 229

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Discusses the political and economic aspects of each period as well as the social and cultural milieu, and includes a timeline, brief biographical notes on key players, and a bibliographic essay.

Eine Geschichte der Wölfe

Roman

Author: Emily Fridlund

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827079705

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In den dunklen Wäldern von Minnesota wächst Linda in den kläglichen Überresten einer Kommune auf. Ihre Eltern sind über das Scheitern ihrer Hippie-Ideale zu Eigenbrötlern geworden, in der High-School kommt sie sich vor wie eine Außerirdische. In ihrer Isolation fühlt sich Linda wie magisch hingezogen zu ihrer Klassenkameradin Lily und zu ihrem Geschichtslehrer, Mr. Grierson. Es ist ein Schock, als der wegen des Besitzes von Kinderpornographie verhaftet wird und dann auch noch Lily von der Schule verschwindet. Linda hat niemand, mit dem sie über all das reden könnte. Da zieht eine Familie neu an den See. Alles bei ihnen scheint Linda gut und schön. Sie wird die Babysitterin des kleinen Paul und sehnt sich danach zu dieser heilen Familie zu gehören. Doch als Paul schwer krank wird, bleiben seine Eltern seltsam inaktiv. Soll Linda trotzdem einen Arzt rufen und damit das gute Verhältnis zu ihren "neuen Freunden" riskieren? Eine vielleicht unmögliche Entscheidung für eine Vierzehnjährige, die ihr ganzes weiteres Leben beeinflussen wird....

The Cellphone

The History and Technology of the Gadget That Changed the World

Author: Guy Klemens

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786459964

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Presenting the history of the cellular phone from its beginnings in the 1940s to the present, this book explains the fundamental concepts involved in wireless communication along with the ramifications of cellular technology on the economy, U.S. and international law, human health, and society. The first two chapters deal with bandwidth and radio. Subsequent chapters look at precursors to the contemporary cellphone, including the surprisingly popular car phone of the 1970s, the analog cellphones of the 1980s and early 1990s, and the basic digital phones which preceded the feature-laden, multipurpose devices of today.

An Introduction to Book History

Author: David Finkelstein,Alistair McCleery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415688051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 166

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This second edition of An Introduction to Book History provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the development of the book and print culture. Each fully revised and updated chapter contains new material and covers recent developments in the field, including: The Postcolonial Book Censorship by states and religions Social History, and the recognition of underrepresentation of its value to book history studies Contemporary publishing Each section begins with a summary of the chapter’s aims and contents, followed by a detailed discussion of the relevant issues, concluding with a summary of the chapter and points to ponder. Sections include: the history of the book orality to Literacy literacy to printing authors, authorship and authority printers, booksellers, publishers, agents readers and reading the future of the book. An Introduction to Book History is an ideal introduction to this exciting field of study, and is designed as a companion text to The Book History Reader.

The Book in Japan

A Cultural History from the Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century

Author: Peter Francis Kornicki

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004101951

Category: Social Science

Page: 498

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This study of the history of the book in Japan is an essential reference work covering all aspects of book production and the circulation of texts in pre-modern Japan, including libraries, censorship and readership.

The Book History Reader

Author: David Finkelstein,Alistair McCleery

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415226585

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 390

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The Book History Reader brings together a rich variety of writings examining different aspects of the history of books and print culture, much of which is otherwise inaccessible. It looks at the development of the book, the move from spoken word to written texts, the commodification of books and authors, the power and profile of readers, and the future of the book in the electronic age. The Reader is arranged in thematic sections and features a general introduction as well as an introduction to each section. This pioneering book is a valuable resource for all those involved in book publishing studies and book history as well as students of English literature, cultural studies, sociology and history. Essays by: Thomas Adams and Nicholas Barker, Richard Altick, Roland Barthes, C.A. Bayly, Pierre Bourdieu, John Brewer, Michel de Certeau, Roger Chartier, Robert Darnton, Elizabeth Eisenstein, Lucien Febrve and Henri-Jean Martin, N.N. Feltes, Kate Flint, Stanley Fish, Michel Foucault, Wolfgang Iser, Adrian Johns, Jerome McGann, Don McKenzie, Jennifer E. Monaghan, Jan Dirk Muller, Walter Ong, Robert Patten, Janice Radway, Jonathan Rose, Mark Rose, John Sutherland, Jane Tompkins, James L.W. West III

Writing the History of Mathematics: Its Historical Development

Author: Joseph W. Dauben,Christoph J. Scriba

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764361679

Category: Mathematics

Page: 689

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As an historiographic monograph, this book offers a detailed survey of the professional evolution and significance of an entire discipline devoted to the history of science. It provides both an intellectual and a social history of the development of the subject from the first such effort written by the ancient Greek author Eudemus in the Fourth Century BC, to the founding of the international journal, Historia Mathematica, by Kenneth O. May in the early 1970s.

The History of the Book in the West: 1914–2000

Author: Alexis Weedon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351888161

Category: History

Page: 640

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This collection brings together published papers on key themes which book historians have identified as of particular significance in the history of twentieth-century publishing. It reprints some of the best comparative perspectives and most insightful and innovatively presented scholarship on publishing and book history from such figures as Philip Altbach, Lewis Coser, James Curran, Elizabeth Long, Laura Miller, Angus Phillips, Janice Radway, Jonathan Rose, Shafquat Towheed, Catherine Turner, Jay Satterfield, Clare Squires, Eva Hemmungs Wirtén. It is arranged into six sections which examine the internationalisation of publishing businesses, changing notions of authorship, innovation in the design and marketing of books, the specific effects of globalisation on creative property and the book in a multimedia marketplace. Twentieth-century book history attracts an audience beyond the traditional disciplines of librarianship, bibliography, history and literary studies. It will appeal to publishing educators, editors, publishers, booksellers, as well as academics with an interest in media and popular culture.

The History of the Book in South Asia

Author: Francesca Orsini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351888315

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 620

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The History of the Book in South Asia covers not only the various modern states that make up South Asia today but also a multitude of languages and scripts. For centuries it was manuscripts that dominated book production and circulation, and printing technology only began to make an impact in the late eighteenth century. Print flourished in the colonial period and in particular lithographic printing proved particularly popular in South Asia both because it was economical and because it enabled multi-script printing. There are now vibrant publishing cultures in the nation states of South Asia, and the essays in this volume cover the whole range from palm-leaf manuscripts to contemporary print culture.