Alexander S. Wilkinson, Ph.D. (2002), University of St Andrews, is Professor of Early Modern History at University College Dublin. He is Director of the UCD Centre for the History of the Media and has published widely on book history.
Alejandra Ulla Lorenzo, Ph.D. (2011), University of Santiago de Compostela, is a Mellon Research Fellow University College Dublin where she manages Iberian Books. She has published on Golden-Age Spanish theatre, especially on Calderón, as well as on the Spanish book trade.
All interested in Golden-Age Spain and Portugal or those with a comparative interest in the early-modern European book trade.
Table of contents
List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Alexander S. Wilkinson
Surveys of the Book Trade
1 A Maturing Market: The Iberian Book World in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century
Alexander S. Wilkinson
2 Printing in Antwerp in the Early Seventeenth Century and Its Connections with the Iberian World
César Manrique Figueroa
3 The Importation of Books into New Spain During the Seventeenth Century
4 Women and the Iberian Book Trade, 1472–1650
Alejandra Ulla Lorenzo
Addressing the Reader in Golden-Age Spain
5 The Book-Reader Relationship in Golden-Age Spain: Reading Practices and the Publishing Industry in Don Quixote
6 ‘Reasons of State for Any Author’: Common Sense, Translation, and the International Republic of Letters
José María Pérez Fernández
7 Writing Literature for Publication, 1605–1637
Esther Villegas de la Torre
The Stage in Print
8 Printed Plays in Early Modern Spain
9 Cervantes’s Ocho comedias: From the Pen to the Print-Shop
10 Printing Licenses and the Trade in Fiction in Spain in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century
Manuel Calderón Calderón
Market Specialisms: Chivalric Literature, Medicine and the News
11 Printing Books of Chivalry in Portugal at the Beginning of the Seventeenth Century
Aurelio Vargas Díaz-Toledo
12 Medical Publishing in Portugal in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century: A Good Business?
13 The Golden Age of the Single Event Printed Newsletter: Relaciones de sucesos, 1601–1650
14 ‘Things Worthy of Being Known’: The Reception and Consumption of the Press in Catalonia During the First Half of the Seventeenth
Ricard Expósito Amagat