Library of the Written Word

Series Type: 
Series
ISSN: 
1874-4834
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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

Ian Maclean, All Souls College, University of Oxford

These essays on the learned book in Early Modern Europe investigate the transmission of knowledge and the operation of the book market from the point of view of its major participants: authors, editors, publishers, readers and bibliographers.
Series: 
Volume: 
9
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004175501
E-ISBN: 
9789047428947
Publication date: 
June 2009
€154,00
$186.00

Edited by Graziano Krätli & Ghislaine Lydon

Concerned with the history of scholarly production, book markets and trans-Saharan exchanges in Muslim African (primarily western and northern Africa), as well as the creation of manuscript libraries, this book consists of a collection of twelve essays that examine these issues from an...
Series: 
Volume: 
8
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004187429
E-ISBN: 
9789004193611
Publication date: 
December 2010
€118,00
$143.00

Cornelis D. Andriesse

In this pioneering work, based upon interviews with many of the surviving protagonists, Cornelis ('Cees') Andriesse tells the story of the role that Dutch publishing houses played in the rise of English language commercial science publishing after the Second World War, that was preceded by the...
Series: 
Volume: 
7
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004170841
E-ISBN: 
9789047424154
Publication date: 
September 2008
€127,00
$153.00

Hendrik D.L. Vervliet

This collection of thirteen essays examines sixteenth-century type design in France. The papers focus on the great names of sixteenth-century typography, such as Simon de Colines, Robert Estienne, Claude Garamont, Robert Granjon and Pierre Haultin, and also include a number of minor masters of...
Series: 
Volume: 
6
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004169821
E-ISBN: 
9789047442967
Publication date: 
November 2008
€252,00
$304.00

Hilmar M. Pabel

Offering a detailed examination of various editorial interventions, this book demonstrates Erasmus of Rotterdam’s self-promotion, religious purpose, and novelty in editing St. Jerome’s letters, as well as his debt to previous and influence on subsequent editions of the Church Father.
Series: 
Volume: 
5
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004169616
E-ISBN: 
9789047442233
Publication date: 
August 2008
€127,00
$153.00

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