Printing, Writers and Readers in Renaissance Italy

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Cambridge University Press, 5 de ago. de 1999 - 220 páginas
This is the first full-length study of a topic of central importance to the development of Italian and European culture. The 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, and reading became a more popular activity, so authors adapted their writing and methods of publishing to the demands and opportunities of the new medium. Brian Richardson focuses on the interaction between the book industry and written culture at this crucial period.
 

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The arrival of printing and its techniques
3
Publishing bookselling and the control of books
25
Publication in print patronage contracts and privileges
49
From pen to print writers and their use of the press
77
Reading buying and owning printed books
107
Printing for the reading public form and content
122
Notes
158
Bibliography
186
Index
211
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