By Simon Eliot, Jonathan Rose
From the early Sumerian clay capsule via to the emergence of the digital textual content, this Companion presents a continuing and coherent account of the background of the ebook.
- Makes use of illustrative examples and case reports of famous texts
- Written by way of a bunch of specialist contributors
- Covers topical debates, corresponding to the character of censorship and the way forward for the e-book
Chapter 1 Why Bibliography issues (pages 7–20): T. H. Howard?Hill
Chapter 2 what's Textual Scholarship? (pages 21–32): David Greetham
Chapter three The makes use of of Quantification (pages 33–49): Alexis Weedon
Chapter four Readers: Books and Biography (pages 50–62): Stephen Colclough
Chapter five The Clay pill e-book in Sumer, Assyria, and Babylonia (pages 63–83): Eleanor Robson
Chapter 6 The Papyrus Roll in Egypt, Greece, and Rome (pages 84–94): Cornelia Roemer
Chapter 7 China (pages 95–110): J. S. Edgren
Chapter eight Japan, Korea, and Vietnam (pages 111–126): Peter Kornicki
Chapter nine South Asia (pages 126–137): Graham Shaw
Chapter 10 Latin the USA (pages 138–152): Hortensia Calvo
Chapter eleven The Hebraic e-book (pages 153–164): Emile G. L. Schrijver
Chapter 12 The Islamic ebook (pages 165–176): Michael Albin
Chapter thirteen The Triumph of the Codex: The Manuscript ebook ahead of 1100 (pages 177–193): Michelle P. Brown
Chapter 14 Parchment and Paper: Manuscript tradition 1100–1500 (pages 194–206): M. T. Clanchy
Chapter 15 The Gutenberg Revolutions (pages 207–219): Lotte Hellinga
Chapter sixteen The ebook alternate Comes of Age: The 16th Century (pages 220–231): David J. Shaw
Chapter 17 The British booklet marketplace 1600–1800 (pages 232–246): John Feather
Chapter 18 Print and Public in Europe 1600–1800 (pages 247–258): Rietje van Vliet
Chapter 19 North the USA and Transatlantic e-book tradition to 1800 (pages 259–272): Russell L. Martin
Chapter 20 The Industrialization of the e-book 1800–1970 (pages 273–290): Rob Banham
Chapter 21 From Few and costly to Many and inexpensive: The British ebook marketplace 1800–1890 (pages 291–302): Simon Eliot
Chapter 22 A Continent of Texts: Europe 1800–1890 (pages 303–314): Jean?Yves Mollier and Marie?Franqise Cachin
Chapter 23 development a countrywide Literature: the USA 1800–1890 (pages 315–328): Robert A. Gross
Chapter 24 The Globalization of the e-book 1800–1970 (pages 329–340): David Finkelstein
Chapter 25 Modernity and Print I: Britain 1890–1970 (pages 341–353): Jonathan Rose
Chapter 26 Modernity and Print II: Europe 1890–1970 (pages 354–367): Adriaan van der Weel
Chapter 27 Modernity and Print III: the U.S. 1890–1970 (pages 368–380): Beth Luey
Chapter 28 Books and Bits: Texts and expertise 1970–2000 (pages 381–394): Paul Luna
Chapter 29 the worldwide industry 1970–2000: manufacturers (pages 395–405): Eva Hemmungs Wirten
Chapter 30 the worldwide marketplace 1970–2000: shoppers (pages 406–418): Claire Squires
Chapter 31 Periodicals and Periodicity (pages 419–433): James Wald
Chapter 32 the significance of Ephemera (pages 434–450): Martin Andrews
Chapter 33 the recent Textual applied sciences (pages 451–463): Charles Chadwyck?Healey
Chapter 34 New Histories of Literacy (pages 465–479): Patricia Crain
Chapter 35 a few Non?Textual makes use of of Books (pages 480–492): Rowan Watson
Chapter 36 The publication as artwork (pages 493–507): Megan L. Benton
Chapter 37 Obscenity, Censorship, and Modernity (pages 508–519): Deana Heath
Chapter 38 Copyright and the construction of Literary estate (pages 520–530): John Feather
Chapter 39 Libraries and the discovery of knowledge (pages 531–543): Wayne A. Wiegand
Chapter forty Does the publication Have a destiny? (pages 545–559): Angus Phillips
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H. Sisson (1979: 616) pronounced that “the prestige of fiddling with minute variants and bibliographical details should be low. It is, intellectually, the equivalent of what is done by clerks everywhere, labouring to pay wages and to feed computers. ” And Gerald Graff (1992: 354) has claimed that the “declining status of textual editing” (once “the staple of doctoral What is Textual Scholarship? 23 dissertations”) is symptomatic of a general decline in positivist and “detailed” scholarship. While it would be difficult to contradict Graff’s analysis of the symptoms, I believe that he is mistaken in his prognosis that only by making “an alliance with theory” can textual scholars “reverse the downward fortunes of editing,” just as I believe that Paul de Man is wrong in characterizing Reuben Brower’s concentration on “the text itself” as a “return to philology, to an examination of the structure of language prior to the meaning it produces” (1986: 24).
As the editors of the Oxford Shakespeare insist, their texts represent the socially adjudicated “play as it appeared when performed” rather than what “Shakespeare originally wrote” (1986: xxxiii). In a major break from “textual” tradition, “the Oxford edition has admitted into the Works the theatrical interpolations that would have formerly been considered non-authorial playhouse documents” (De Grazia 1993: 203). And as one of the most culturally powerful of such “negotiations,” the book has emerged as an extremely productive site for showing how the means of production and consumption affect and inform our concepts of literature, of genre, of meaning, and of authoriality itself.
A Companion to the History of the Book by Simon Eliot, Jonathan Rose