Library of the Written Word

Series Type: 
Series
ISSN: 
1874-4834
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Stephen G. Burnett

The Reformation transformed Christian Hebraism from the pursuit of a few into an academic discipline. This book explains that transformation by focusing on how authors, printers, booksellers, and censors created a public discussion of Hebrew and Jewish texts.
Series: 
Volume: 
19
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004222489
E-ISBN: 
9789004222496
Publication date: 
January 2012
€122,00
$147.00

Edited by Ton Croiset van Uchelen and Paul Dijstelberge. Preface by Andrew Pettegree

When compiling a short-title catalogue, Paul Valkema Blouw was confronted with a large number of ‘problem cases’. By minute analysis and drawing from his extensive knowledge and his unrivalled typographic memory, he could attribute a surprising number of these publications to a printer and...
Series: 
Volume: 
18
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004256545
E-ISBN: 
9789004256552
Publication date: 
June 2013
€280,00
$353.00

Gina Dahl

Drawing on various types of book listing, this study explores the market for books in early modern Norway. Book ownership by different elements of Norwegian society is addressed alongside changes in patterns of book distribution.
Series: 
Volume: 
17
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004207202
E-ISBN: 
9789004214996
Publication date: 
July 2011
€118,00
$143.00

Matthew Yeo

Drawing on recent debates about the methods of book history, this book explores in detail the foundation and development of Chetham's Library, in Manchester, from its foundation in 1655 until the end of the seventeenth century.
Series: 
Volume: 
16
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004206656
E-ISBN: 
9789004210202
Publication date: 
May 2011
€118,00
$143.00

Edited by Malcolm Walsby and Graeme Kemp

This edited collection presents new research on the development of printing and bookselling throughout Europe during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, addressing themes such as the Reformation, the transmission of texts and the production and sale of printed books.
Series: 
Volume: 
15
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004207233
E-ISBN: 
9789004221604
Publication date: 
August 2011
€118,00
$143.00

Malcolm Walsby

Using archival as well as printed sources, this book analyses the place of the printing press and of the printed book in late fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Brittany and casts new light on the development of printing in provincial France.
Series: 
Volume: 
14
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004204515
E-ISBN: 
9789004211940
Publication date: 
June 2011
€118,00
$143.00

Hendrik Edelman

International publishing in the Netherlands experienced a remarkable revival after 1933, when the German Nazi government forced many prominent writers and researchers into exile. In a series of bio-bibliographical portraits of major participating Dutch publishers, this book documents the impact...
Series: 
Volume: 
13
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004187771
E-ISBN: 
9789004187832
Publication date: 
September 2010
€121,00
$145.00

Edited by Femke Deen, David Onnekink and Michel Reinders

This volume explores the relationship between politics and pamphleteering in the Dutch Republic. By analyzing the political role of pamphlets and their interplay with other media in public debates, the articles provide a new understanding of Dutch political culture.
Series: 
Volume: 
12
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004191785
E-ISBN: 
9789004191983
Publication date: 
December 2010
€118,00
$143.00

Jiřina Šmejkalová

Drawing on analyses of the socio-cultural context of East and Central Europe, focusing on the Czech cultural dynamics of the Cold War and its aftermath, this book examines the making and breaking of centrally-controlled book production and reception.
Series: 
Volume: 
11
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004187450
E-ISBN: 
9789004193574
Publication date: 
November 2010
€118,00
$143.00

Mark Towsey

Drawing on a range of methodologies associated with the history of reading, this book explores the reception of the Scottish Enlightenment, assessing the impact that major texts had on the lives, beliefs and habits of mind of contemporary readers.
Series: 
Volume: 
10
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004184329
E-ISBN: 
9789004193512
Publication date: 
September 2010
€121,00
$145.00

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