Printing, Writers and Readers in Renaissance Italy
By (author) Brian Richardson
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Printing, Writers and Readers in Renaissance Italy by Brian Richardson
Book DescriptionThe spread of printing to Renaissance Italy had a dramatic impact on all users of books. As works came to be diffused more widely and cheaply, so authors had to adapt their writing and their methods of publishing to the demands and opportunities of the new medium, and reading became a more frequent and user-friendly activity. Printing, Writers and Readers in Renaissance Italy focuses on this interaction between the book industry and written culture. After describing the new technology and the contexts of publishing and bookselling, it examines the continuities and changes faced by writers in the shift from manuscript to print, the extent to which they benefited from print in their careers, and the greater accessibility of books to a broader spectrum of readers, including women and the less well educated. This is the first integrated study of a topic of central importance in Italian and European culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521576932
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book is an analysis of the circulation of texts in Renaissance Italy: in print, manuscript, and spoken word.
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