H-115. Book Production and Social Practice in Early Modern Europe and America - Advance Reading List
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Amory, Hugh and David D. Hall, eds. A History of the Book in America, Volume 1: The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World. Worcester & Cambridge: American Antiquarian Society & Cambridge University Press, 2000; reprinted in paper by University of North Carolina Press). Read Chapter 12, “Learned Culture in the Eighteenth Century” (pp. 411–433).
Amory, Hugh. Bibliography and the Book Trades: Studies in the Print Culture of Early New England. Edited by David D. Hall. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004. Read chapter 2, “‘Gods Altar Needs Not Our Polishings’: Revisiting the Bay Psalm Book” (pp. 34–57).
Blair, Ann. “Reading Strategies for Coping with Information Overload, ca. 1550–1700.” Journal of the History of Ideas 64:1 (2003): 11–28. http://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/3228379/blair%202003.pdf?sequence=2.
Bowers, Fredson. “Purposes of Descriptive Bibliography, with Some Remarks on Methods.” The Library 8:1 (1953): 1–22. http://library.oxfordjournals.org/content/s5-VIII/1/1.full.pdf+html.
Genette, Gérard. “Introduction to the Paratext.” Translated by Maria Maclean. New Literary History 22:2 (Spring 1991): 261–272.
Hall, David D. Ways of Writing: The Practice and Politics of Text-Making in Seventeenth-Century New England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008 (paperback edition 2012). Read chapter 2, “Not in Print yet Published: The Practice of Scribal Publication” (pp. 29–80).
Jackson, Leon. The Business of Letters: Authorial Economics in Antebellum America. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Read Chapter 2 (pp. 53–88).
Kastan, David Scott. Shakespeare and the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. Read chapters 1–2 (pp. 14–78).
King, John N. Foxe’s ‘Book of Martyrs’ and Early Modern Print Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Read Chapter 1, “The compilation of the book” (pp. 21–69).
Loughran, Trish. The Republic in Print: Print Culture in the Age of U.S. Nation Building, 1770–1870. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. Read Chapter 2 (pp. 33–104).
McKenzie, D.F. Bibliography & the Sociology of Texts. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Read Chapter 1, “The book as an expressive form” (pp. 9–30).
Pettegree, Andrew. Brand Luther: 1517, Printing, and the Making of the Reformation. New York: Penguin Press, 2015 (paperback edition 2016). Read chapter 6 (pp. 143–163).
Pettegree, Andrew. Reformation and the Culture of Persuasion. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Read chapter 5, “The visual image” (pp. 102–127).
Visser, Arnoud S.Q. Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1550–1620. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Read Chapter 6, “How Readers Read Their Augustines” (pp. 95–114).