Library of the Written Word

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Series
ISSN: 
1874-4834
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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

Jill Bradley

Using medieval miniatures to complement written sources, this book gives a new insight into how ideas of death, sin and salvation altered and developed in order to meet the needs of a changing society in the Middle Ages.
Series: 
Volume: 
4
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004169104
E-ISBN: 
9789047443650
Publication date: 
June 2008
€193,00
$234.00

Edited by Mostafa El-Abbadi and Omnia Fathallah. With a Preface by Ismail Serageldin

This book aims at presenting a new discussion of primary sources by renowned scholars of the long disputed question of What Happened to the Ancient Library of Alexandria? The treatment includes a brilliant presentation of cultural Alexandrian life in late antiquity.
Series: 
Volume: 
3
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004165458
E-ISBN: 
9789047433026
Publication date: 
February 2008
€127,00
$153.00

Andrew Pettegree

A series of linked studies of European print culture of the sixteenth century, focusing particularly on France and the regional, provincial experience of print.
Series: 
Volume: 
1
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004161870
E-ISBN: 
9789047421979
Publication date: 
September 2007
€127,00
$153.00

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