The Global Histories of Books: Methods and Practices 1st ed. 2017 Edition

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Elleke Boehmer, Rouven Kunstmann, Priyasha Mukhopadhyay

Year 2017
Pages 334
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language en
ISBN 9783319513331
File Size 19.05 MB
File Format PDF
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This book is an edited volume of essays that showcases how books played a crucial role in making and materialising histories of travel, scientific exchanges, translation, and global markets from the late-eighteenth century to the present. While existing book historical practice is overly dependent on models of the local and the national, we suggest that approaching the book as a cross-region, travelling – and therefore global- object offers new approaches and methodologies for a study in global perspective. By thus studying the book in its transnational and inter-imperial, textual, inter-textual and material dimensions, this collection will highlight its key role in making possible a global imagination, shaped by networks of print material, readers, publishers and translators. QR Code Online