The Broadview Introduction to Book History

Michelle Levy, Thomas Mole

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Book history has emerged in the last twenty years as one of the most important new fields of interdisciplinary study. It has produced new interpretations of major historical events, has made possible new approaches to history, literature, media, and culture, and presents a distinctive historical perspective on current debates about the future of the book. The Broadview Introduction to Book History provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to this field.

Written in a lively, accessible style, chapters on materiality, textuality, printing and reading, intermediality, and remediation guide readers through numerous key concepts, illustrated with examples from literary texts and historical documents produced across a wide historical range. An ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in book history, it offers a road map to this dynamic inter-disciplinary field.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPeterborough
PublisherBroadview Press
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)9781554810871
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2017


  • book history
  • bibliography
  • textual scholarship
  • media studies
  • media archaeology

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