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The Resource Reading, society, and politics in early modern England, edited by Kevin Sharpe and Steven N. Zwicker

Reading, society, and politics in early modern England, edited by Kevin Sharpe and Steven N. Zwicker

Label
Reading, society, and politics in early modern England
Title
Reading, society, and politics in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kevin Sharpe and Steven N. Zwicker
Title variation
Reading, Society & Politics in Early Modern England
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book ranges over private and public reading, and over a variety of religious, social, and scientific communities to locate acts of reading in specific historical moments from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. It also charts the changes in reading habits that reflect broader social and political shifts during the period. A team of expert contributors cover topics including the processes of book production and distribution, audiences and markets, the material text, the relation of print to performance, and the politics of acts of reception. In addition, the volume emphasises the independence of early modern readers and their role in making meaning in an age in which increased literacy equaled social enfranchisement and interpretation was power. Meaning was not simply an authorial act but the work of many hands and processes, from editing, printing, and proofing, to reproducing, distributing, and finally reading
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
028/.9/0942
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1003.5.G7
LC item number
R43 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sharpe, Kevin
  • Zwicker, Steven N
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Literature and society
  • Book industries and trade
  • England
Label
Reading, society, and politics in early modern England, edited by Kevin Sharpe and Steven N. Zwicker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Errata: print, politics and poetry in early modern England -- Abandoning the capital in eighteenth-century London -- 'Boasting of silence': women readers in a patriarchal state -- Reading revelations: prophecy, hermeneutics and politics in early modern Britain -- Performances and playbooks: the closing of the theatres and the politics of drama -- Irrational, impractical and unprofitable: reading the news in seventeenth-century Britain -- Reading bodies -- Reading and experiment in the early Royal Society -- Martial, Jonson and the assertion of plagiarism -- The constitution of opinion and the pacification of reading -- Cato's retreat: fabula, historia and the question of constitutionalism in Mr. Locke's anonymous Essay on government
Control code
CR9780511483974
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 363 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521824347
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Reading, society, and politics in early modern England, edited by Kevin Sharpe and Steven N. Zwicker
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Errata: print, politics and poetry in early modern England -- Abandoning the capital in eighteenth-century London -- 'Boasting of silence': women readers in a patriarchal state -- Reading revelations: prophecy, hermeneutics and politics in early modern Britain -- Performances and playbooks: the closing of the theatres and the politics of drama -- Irrational, impractical and unprofitable: reading the news in seventeenth-century Britain -- Reading bodies -- Reading and experiment in the early Royal Society -- Martial, Jonson and the assertion of plagiarism -- The constitution of opinion and the pacification of reading -- Cato's retreat: fabula, historia and the question of constitutionalism in Mr. Locke's anonymous Essay on government
Control code
CR9780511483974
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 363 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521824347
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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