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Printing, Writers and Readers in Renaissance Italy

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This is a full-length study of a topic of central importance to the development of Italian and European culture. The spread of printing to Renaissance Italy had a dramatic impact on all users of books. As works came to be diffused more widely and cheaply, and reading became a more popular activity, so authors adapted their writing and methods of publishing to the demands and opportunities of the new medium. Brian Richardson focuses on the interaction between the book industry and written culture at this crucial period.

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The first full-length study of printing, writing and reading at a crucial period in Italian and European culture.

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The spread of printing to Renaissance Italy had a huge impact in Italy and across Europe: works were diffused more widely and cheaply, reading became more popular and writers had to adapt to new technologies. This is the first full-length study of printing, writing and reading at this crucial period.

Synopsis:

The first full-length study of printing, writing and reading at a crucial period in Italian and European culture.

Table of Contents

Part I. Printing and Book Production: 1. The arrival of printing and its techniques; 2. Publishing, bookselling and the control of books; Part II. Writers and Print Culture: 3. Publication in print: patronage, contracts and privileges; 4. From pen to print: writers and their use of the press; Part III. Readers and Print Culture: 5. Reading, buying and owning printed books; 6. Printing for the reading public: form and content; Bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521576932
Author:
Richardson, Brian
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Publishing
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Authors and publishers
Subject:
Printing
Subject:
Book industries and trade
Subject:
Printing -- Italy -- History.
Subject:
Book industries and trade -- Italy -- History.
Subject:
Books and reading -- Italy -- History.
Subject:
Authors and publishers--Italy--History
Subject:
Book industries and trade--Italy--History Boo
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Subject:
European
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 b/w illus.
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
8.95x6.03x.57 in. .74 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The first full-length study of printing, writing and reading at a crucial period in Italian and European culture.
"Synopsis" by , The spread of printing to Renaissance Italy had a huge impact in Italy and across Europe: works were diffused more widely and cheaply, reading became more popular and writers had to adapt to new technologies. This is the first full-length study of printing, writing and reading at this crucial period.
"Synopsis" by , The first full-length study of printing, writing and reading at a crucial period in Italian and European culture.
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