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The Resource The book in the Renaissance, Andrew Pettegree

The book in the Renaissance, Andrew Pettegree

Label
The book in the Renaissance
Title
The book in the Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Pettegree
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The dawn of print was a major turning point in the early modern world. It rescued ancient learning from obscurity, transformed knowledge of the natural and physical world, and brought the thrill of book ownership to the masses. But, as Andrew Pettegree reveals, the story of the post-Guttenberg world was rather more complicated than we have often come to believe. The Book in the Renaissance reconstructs the first 150 years of the world of print, exploring the complex web of religious, economic and cultural concerns surrounding the printed word. From its very beginnings, the printed book had to straddle financial and religious imperatives, as well as the very different requirements and constraints of the many countries who embraced it, and, as Pettegree argues, the process was far from a runaway success. More than ideas, the success or failure of books depended upon patrons and markets, precarious strategies and the thwarting of piracy, and the ebb and flow of popular demand. Pettegree crafts an authoritative, lucid and truly pioneering work of cultural history illuminating one of the greatest developments in the evolution of European society."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
070.5094
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z291.3
LC item number
.P48 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The book in the Renaissance, Andrew Pettegree
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [391]-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The book world before print -- The invention of printing -- Renaissance encounters : the crisis of print -- The creation of a European book market -- Book town Wittenberg -- Luther's legacy -- First with the news -- Polite recreations -- At school -- The literature of conflict -- The search for order -- Market forces -- Science and exploration -- Healing -- Building a library -- Word and the street
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 421 p.
Isbn
9780300110098
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009026513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn424454760
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn662681251
Label
The book in the Renaissance, Andrew Pettegree
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [391]-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The book world before print -- The invention of printing -- Renaissance encounters : the crisis of print -- The creation of a European book market -- Book town Wittenberg -- Luther's legacy -- First with the news -- Polite recreations -- At school -- The literature of conflict -- The search for order -- Market forces -- Science and exploration -- Healing -- Building a library -- Word and the street
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 421 p.
Isbn
9780300110098
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009026513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn424454760
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn662681251

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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