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The history of reading, volume 1 ;, international perspectives, c.1500-1990, edited by Shafquat Towheed, W.R. Owens, (electronic book)

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The history of reading, volume 1 ;, international perspectives, c.1500-1990
Title
The history of reading
Title number
volume 1 ;
Title part
international perspectives, c.1500-1990
Statement of responsibility
edited by Shafquat Towheed, W.R. Owens
Contributor
Language
eng
Summary
'This consequential volume extends our understanding of reading in time and space. Importantly, the book takes us into the colonial and postcolonial worlds, a dimension generally lacking in scholarship on histories of reading. The book offers a dazzling array of case studies - Gandhi in prison, Protestant Bible readers in early modern England, Polish nationalists, political prisoners in South Africa and many more. Each meticulously researched essay demonstrates that understanding how people read is a key dimension in any intellectual history. This book considerably extends the frontiers of scholarship on histories of reading, print culture and book history. Lucidly written, this treasure trove will delight anyone who loves books and reading.' - Professor Isabel Hofmeyr, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa 'This impressive collection of essays interrogates a remarkable range of surviving evidence of reading practices and experiences from the medieval to the modern. Here we have a series of intelligent and evidence-based investigations of one of the most debated topics in recent cultural history: the varying definitions and modes of reading. The sources used are as diverse as the places and ages of the study of reading, inviting extensive reconsideration of how and why people read and of our understanding of what women, men and children thought they were doing when they read. Comparative perspectives combine to refocus attention to questions of intensive and extensive reading, of the relationship between orality, writing and print, the changing nature of literacy (and different, contemporary and overlapping literacies), and the quest to find evidence of readers' responses. The great success of the collection is to bring forward this plethora of new historical case studies using memoirs, diaries, library circulation records, and marginalia and other textual clues to test both established historical interpretations and familiar theoretical assumptions in the history of reading.' - James Raven, Professor in Modern History, University of Essex, UK
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UK-WkNB
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1973-
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  • Towheed, Shafquat
  • Owens, W. R
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The history of reading, volume 1 ;, international perspectives, c.1500-1990, edited by Shafquat Towheed, W.R. Owens, (electronic book)
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Contents
List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Foreword-- S.Eliot Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction/S.Towheed & W. R.Owens -- Part I: Readers in the medieval and early modern world -- Speaking of Reading and Reading the Evidence: Allusions to Literacy in the Oral Tradition of the Middle English Verse Romances/J.Ford -- Modes of Bible Reading in Early Modern England/W.R.Owens -- Part II: Readers in the enlightenment and romantic world -- Weeping for Werther: Suicide, Sympathy and the Reading Revolution in Early America/R.Bell -- Reconstructing Reading Vogues in the Old South: Borrowings from the Charleston Library Society, 1811--1817/I.Lehuu -- Part III: Readers in the nineteenth century -- Devouring Uncle Tom's Cabin: Antebellum 'Common' Readers/B.Hochman -- Reading in Polish and National Identity in Nineteenth-century Silesia/I.Dobosiewicz & L.Piasecka -- Reading Science: Evidence from the Career of Edwin Gilpin, Mining Engineer/L.J.Duggan & B.H.MacDonald -- Reading in an Age of Censorship: The Case of Catholic Germany, 1800--1914/J.T. Zalar -- Part IV: Readers in the twentieth century -- Understanding Children as Readers: Librarians' Anecdotes and Surveys in the United States from 1890 to 1930/K.McDowell -- Letters to a Daughter: An Archive of Middle-Class Reading in New Zealand, c.1872--1932'/S.Liebich -- Books Behind Bars: Mahatma Gandhi's Community of Captive Readers/I.Desai -- Remembering Reading: Memory, Books, and Reading in South Africa's Apartheid Prisons, 1956--60/A.L.Dick -- Further Reading and Weblinks -- Index
Control code
9780230316782
Extent
248 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230316782
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF
Label
The history of reading, volume 1 ;, international perspectives, c.1500-1990, edited by Shafquat Towheed, W.R. Owens, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Foreword-- S.Eliot Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction/S.Towheed & W. R.Owens -- Part I: Readers in the medieval and early modern world -- Speaking of Reading and Reading the Evidence: Allusions to Literacy in the Oral Tradition of the Middle English Verse Romances/J.Ford -- Modes of Bible Reading in Early Modern England/W.R.Owens -- Part II: Readers in the enlightenment and romantic world -- Weeping for Werther: Suicide, Sympathy and the Reading Revolution in Early America/R.Bell -- Reconstructing Reading Vogues in the Old South: Borrowings from the Charleston Library Society, 1811--1817/I.Lehuu -- Part III: Readers in the nineteenth century -- Devouring Uncle Tom's Cabin: Antebellum 'Common' Readers/B.Hochman -- Reading in Polish and National Identity in Nineteenth-century Silesia/I.Dobosiewicz & L.Piasecka -- Reading Science: Evidence from the Career of Edwin Gilpin, Mining Engineer/L.J.Duggan & B.H.MacDonald -- Reading in an Age of Censorship: The Case of Catholic Germany, 1800--1914/J.T. Zalar -- Part IV: Readers in the twentieth century -- Understanding Children as Readers: Librarians' Anecdotes and Surveys in the United States from 1890 to 1930/K.McDowell -- Letters to a Daughter: An Archive of Middle-Class Reading in New Zealand, c.1872--1932'/S.Liebich -- Books Behind Bars: Mahatma Gandhi's Community of Captive Readers/I.Desai -- Remembering Reading: Memory, Books, and Reading in South Africa's Apartheid Prisons, 1956--60/A.L.Dick -- Further Reading and Weblinks -- Index
Control code
9780230316782
Extent
248 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230316782
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF

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