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HIST3497
Module Reading List

Printing and Books in Early Modern Europe, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Sara Barker
s.k.barker@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Books and Printing in Early Modern Europe

NB there’s obviously a lot of overlap between some of these sections – items are often included in more than one section, but you will need to go through different parts of the reading list when putting together your bibliographies for assessments

Introduction/General Works/Classic Texts

Asa Briggs and Peter Burke (eds.), A Social History of the Media: from Gutenberg to the Internet (Cambridge: Polity, 2002)

Eltjo Buringh and Jan Luiten van Zanden, “Charting the ‘Rise of the West’: Manuscripts and Printed Books in Europe, A Long-Term Perspective from the Sixth through Eighteenth Centuries,” The journal of economic history. 69 (2009): 409-45.

Peter Burke, Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe (Various eds)

Peter Burke, A social history of knowledge : from Gutenberg to Diderot (Cambridge: Polity, 2000)

Peter Burke, A social history of knowledge II : from the Encyclopédie to Wikipedia (Cambridge: Polity, 2012)

The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. especially vol. III 1400-1557, vol. IV 1557-1695 & vol. V 1695-1830

Roger Chartier (ed.), The culture of print : power and the uses of print in early modern Europe (Cambridge: Polity, 1988)

Roger Chartier, The Order of Books: Readers, Authors and Libraries in Europe between the Fourteenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994)

Natalie Zemon Davis, ‘Printing and the People’ in Society and Culture in Early Modern France (various eds)

Elizabeth Eisenstein, The printing press as an agent of change: communications and cultural transformations in early modern Europe (Cambridge & New York: CUP, 1979) 

Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, Divine art, infernal machine : the reception of printing in the West from first impressions to the sense of an ending (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011)

Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge: CUP, 1993) 

Lucien Febvre & Henri-Jean Martin, The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800 (various eds) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery (eds.), The Book History Reader 2nd edition (London & New York: Routledge, 2006) – contains many classic articles on book history

David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery (eds.), An introduction to book history 2nd edition (London & New York: Routledge, 2013)

Ian Gadd,  The history of the book in the West. Volume 2, 1455-1700 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2010) 

‘How Revolutionary was the Print Revolution? ’ Forum in The American historical review. 107 (2002) - contributions from Anthony Grafton, Elizabeth Eisenstein and Adrian Johns – very important historiographical contribution

Leslie Howsam (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book (Cambridge: CUP, 2015)

Adrian Johns, The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making (Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press, 1998)

Andy Kesson and Emma Smith (eds.), The Elizabethan top ten : defining print popularity in Early Modern England (Farnham & Burlington: Ashgate, 2013) – esp intro and part 2, which looks at different kinds of books, with essays by Smyth, Cummings, Barker, Richardson, Ferrell etc

Mark Knights & Angela McShane, ‘From Pen to Print – a Revolution in Communications? ’ in Beat Kümin (ed.), The European World 1500-1800 2nd edition (London & New York: Routledge, 2014) – useful overview essay in a general early modern textbook

Henri-Jean Martin, The French book : religion, absolutism, and readership, 1585-1715 (Baltimore & London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996)

Andrew Pettegree, The book in the Renaissance (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2010)

Andrew Pettegree, Brand Luther : how an unheralded monk turned his small town into a centre of publishing, made himself the most famous man in Europe ... (Penguin, 2016)

Michael F. Suarez, S.J. and H. R. Woudhuysen (eds.), The book : a global history (Oxford: OUP, 2013) – wide-ranging overview of history of book, with lots of sections on different regions

James Raven ‘A Printed Culture? ’ in Hamish Scott (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European history, 1350-1750 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015)

Joad Raymond (ed.), Cheap print in Britain and Ireland to 1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011) – wide-ranging collection of essays looking at historical context, international comparisons, themes, forms & genres & some individual year case-studies

Malcolm Walsby and Graeme Kemp (eds.), The book triumphant : print in transition in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2011) – a very useful collection of essays with sections on national contexts, the Reformation, transmission & translation and the book trade

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The Birth of Printing in Europe – Guttenberg and the technology of printing/The Incunabla Period

Julia Crick and Alexandra Walsham (eds.), The uses of script and print, 1300-1700 (Cambridge: CUP, 2004) 

Martin Davies (ed.), Incunabula : studies in fifteenth-century books, presented to Lotte Hellinga (London: British Library, 1999)

Elizabeth Eisenstein, The printing press as an agent of change: communications and cultural transformations in early modern Europe (Cambridge & New York: CUP, 1979)

Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge: CUP, 1993)

Falk Eisermann, ‘A Golden Age? Monastic Printing Houses in the Fifteenth Century’ in Benito Rial Costas (ed.), Print culture and peripheries in early modern Europe : a contribution to the history of printing and the book trade in small European and Spanish cities (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2012)

Falk Eisermann, ‘The Gutenberg Galaxy’s Dark Matter: Lost Incunabula, and Ways to Retrieve Them’ in Flavia Bruni & Andrew Pettegree (eds.), Lost books : reconstructing the print world of pre-industrial Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2016)

David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery (eds.), An introduction to book history 2nd edition (London & New York: Routledge, 2013) chapter 3

Philip Gaskell, A New Introduction to Bibliography (various eds)

Lucien Febvre & Henri-Jean Martin, The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800 (various eds) – especially chapters 1 & 2

Jonathan Green and Frank McIntyre, ‘Lost Incunable Editions: Closing In on an Estimate’ in Flavia Bruni & Andrew Pettegree (eds.), Lost books : reconstructing the print world of pre-industrial Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2016)

Lotte Hellinga, Caxton in focus : the beginning of printing in England  (London : British Library, 1982)

Lotte Hellinga, ‘Printing’ in Lotte Hellinga and J.B. Trapp (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. vol. III 1400-1557 (Cambridge: CUP, 1999)

Lotte Hellinga, Texts in transit : manuscript to proof and print in the fifteenth century (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2014)

Adrian Johns, “Ink.” in Urusla Klein and E.C. Spary (eds.), Materials and expertise in early modern Europe : between market and laboratory (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010), 101-24.

Adrian Johns, ‘The Coming of Print to Europe’ in Leslie Howsam (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book (Cambridge: CUP, 2015)

Angela Nuovo, The book trade in the Italian Renaissance (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013)

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The growth of printing across Europe: economic, social and cultural factors

Natalia Maillard Álvarez (ed.), Books in the Catholic world during the early modern period (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013)

Anna Bayman, Thomas Dekker and the culture of pamphleteering in early modern London (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014), especially intro & chapter 1

Pollie Bromilow (ed.),  Authority in European book culture 1400-1600  (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013) – esp essays by Richardson, Armstrong, Sowerby, Rospocher

Roger Chartier, The Cultural Uses of Print in Early Modern France (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1987)

Miriam Usher Chrisman, Lay culture, learned culture : books and social change in Strasbourg, 1480-1599 (New Haven & London : Yale University Press, 1982)

Cyndia Susan Clegg, ‘The authority and subversiveness of print in early-modern Europe’ in Leslie Howsam (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book (Cambridge: CUP, 2015)

Benito Rial Costas (ed.), Print culture and peripheries in early modern Europe : a contribution to the history of printing and the book trade in small European and Spanish cities (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2012) – especially essays by Eisermann, Hinks & Walsby

C. Paul Chistianson, ‘The Rise of London’s book-trade’ in Lotte Hellinga and J.B. Trapp (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. vol. III 1400-1557 (Cambridge: CUP, 1999)

David J. Davis, Seeing faith, printing pictures : religious identity during the English Reformation (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013)

Filippo De Vivo, Information and communication in Venice : rethinking early modern politics (Oxford: OUP, 2007), chapter 6 ‘Propaganda? Print in Context’

Elizabeth Evenden, 'John Foxe, Samuel Potter and the illustration of the Book of Martyrs', The Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library  90.1 (2013), pp. 203 - 230 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Elizabeth Evenden and , Thomas S. Freeman, Religion and the book in early modern England : the making of Foxe's 'Book of martyrs' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011) 

Lucien Febvre & Henri-Jean Martin, The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800 (various eds) – esp chapters 5-7

Adam Fox, Oral and literate culture in England, 1500-1700 (Oxford: OUP, 2000)

Adam Fox, ‘The Emergence of the Scottish Broadside Ballad in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries’, Journal of Scottish historical studies.  31 (2011), 169-194

Adam Fox, ‘Printed Questionnaires, Research Networks and the Discovery of the British Isles, 1650-1800’, The historical journal.  53 (2010),  593-621

Adam Fox, ‘Jockey and Jenny: English Broadside Ballads and the Invention of Scottishness’, Huntington Library Quarterly  79 (2016),  201-20 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Adam Fox, ‘Religion and Popular Literate Culture in England’, Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte = Archive for Reformation history. , 95 (2004), 266-82

Adam Fox, ‘Remembering the Past in Early Modern England: Oral and Written Tradition’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. , 6th ser., 9 (1999), pp. 233-56

Adam Fox, ‘Ballads, Libels and Popular Ridicule in Jacobean England’, Past & present. , 145 (1994), pp. 47-83

Alexandra Halasz, The marketplace of print : pamphlets and the public sphere in early modern England (Cambridge: CUP, 1997)

Susan Lewis Hammon, Editing music in early modern Germany (Abingdon: Routledge, 2007)

Adrian Johns, “London and the Early Modern Book,” in Lawrence Manley (ed.), The Cambridge companion to the literature of London [electronic resource] (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 50-66.

Andy Kesson and Emma Smith (eds.), The Elizabethan top ten : defining print popularity in Early Modern England (Farnham & Burlington: Ashgate, 2013) – esp intro and part 2, which looks at different kinds of books, with essays by Smyth, Cummings, Barker, Richardson, Ferrell etc

Ian Maclean, Learning and the market place : essays in the history of the early modern book (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2009) – especially intro and chapters 1, 6, 8, 11 & 12

Ian Maclean, Scholarship, commerce, religion : the learned book in the age of confessions, 1560-1630 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2012)

D.F. McKenzie, ‘Printing and Publishing 1557-1700: constraints on the London book trades’ in John Barnard and D.F. McKenzie with Maureen Bell (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. vol. IV 1557-1695 (Cambridge: CUP, 2002)

Matthew McLean & Sara Barker (eds.), International exchange in the early modern book world (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016)

Angela Nuovo, The book trade in the Italian Renaissance (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013)

Andrew Pettegree, ‘North and South: Cultural Transmission in the Early Modern European Book World’, Bulletin of Spanish studies. 89.4 (2012), 507-520

Andrew Pettegree, The growth of a provincial press in sixteenth-century Europe (Reading: University of Reading, 2006)

Andrew Pettegree, Reformation and the culture of persuasion (Cambridge: CUP, 2005)

Andrew Pettegree, Paul Nelles & Philip Conner, The sixteenth-century French religious book (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001)

R.W. Scribner, For the Sake of Simple Folk: Popular Propaganda for the German Reformation (various eds)

Andrew Pettegree, The French book and the European book world (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2007)

Joad Raymond, ‘The Development of the Book Trade in Britain’, in Joad Raymond (ed.), The Oxford history of popular print culture. Vol. 1, Cheap print in Britain and Ireland to 1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Rosa Salzburg, Ephemeral city : cheap print and urban culture in Renaissance Venice (Manchester: MUP, 2014)

Wolfgang Undorf, From Gutenberg to Luther : transnational print cultures in Scandinavia 1450-1525 (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2014)

Tess Watt, Cheap print and popular piety, 1550-1640 (Cambridge: CUP, 1991)

Brownwen Wilson & Paul Yachin (eds.), Making publics in early modern Europe : people, things, forms of knowledge  (New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2010), esp. intro & essays by Kirby & Rouget

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The Book as a product: material culture

Sabrina Alcorn Baron, Eric N. Lindquist, and Eleanor F. Shevlin (eds.), Agent of change : print culture studies after Elizabeth L. Eisenstein (Amherst: U Massachusetts P, 2007)

John Bidwell, ‘French Paper in English Books’ in John Barnard and D.F. McKenzie with Maureen Bell (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. vol. IV 1557-1695 (Cambridge: CUP, 2002)

Mark Bland, ‘The Appearance of the Text in Early Modern England’, Text. 11 (1998), 91-154 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Mirjam M. Foot, “Bookbinding and the History of Books” in Nicolas Barker (ed.), A Potencie of Life (London: British Library, 1993), 113-26. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

M.M. Foot, ‘Bookbinding 1400-1557’ in Lotte Hellinga and J.B. Trapp (eds.),  The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. vol. III 1400-1557 (Cambridge: CUP, 1999)

Elizabeth Evenden,  Patents, pictures, and patronage : John Day and the Tudor book trade (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008) 

Elizabeth Evenden, 'Closing the books: The problematic printing of John Foxe's histories of Henry VII and Henry VIII in his Book of Martyrs (1570)', in John N. King (ed.)  Tudor books and readers : materiality and the construction of meaning  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 68 - 92. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Lucien Febvre & Henri-Jean Martin, The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800 (various eds) – esp chapters 3-4

Adam Fox, ‘“Little Story Books” and “Small Pamphlets” in Edinburgh, 1680-1760: the Making of the Scottish Chapbook’,  The Scottish historical review.  92 (2013), pp. 207-30

Adam Fox, ‘The Emergence of the Scottish Broadside Ballad in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries’, Journal of Scottish historical studies.  31 (2011), pp. 169-194

Adam Fox , ‘Printed Questionnaires, Research Networks and the Discovery of the British Isles, 1650-1800’, The historical journal.  53 (2010), pp. 593-621

Adam Fox , ‘Approaches to Ephemera: Scottish Broadsides, 1679-1746’, in Kevin D. Murphy and Sally O’Driscoll (eds.), Studies in Ephemera : Text and Image in Eighteenth-Century Print (Bucknell University Press, 2013), pp. 117-41 

Philip Gaskell, A New Introduction to Bibliography (various eds) – absolutely essential for understanding the technical side of book production

Roger Gaskell, “Printing House and Engraving Shop,” The Book Collector 53 (2004): 213-51. - Available online: http://www.rogergaskell.com/Gaskell%202004%20Printing%20House%20and%20Engraving%20Shop.pdf

Alexandra Halasz, The marketplace of print : pamphlets and the public sphere in early modern England (Cambridge: CUP, 1997)

Susan Lewis Hammon, Editing music in early modern Germany (Abingdon: Routledge, 2007)

Adrian Johns, “Ink.” in Urusla Klein and E.C. Spary (eds.), Materials and expertise in early modern Europe : between market and laboratory (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010), 101-24.

Zachary Lesser, Renaissance drama and the politics of publication : readings in the English book trade (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004), esp. “Speculation in the book trade” 26-51. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Henri-Jean Martin, ‘The bibliothèque bleue ’, Publishing history. 3 (1978), 70-103

Aaron T. Pratt, ‘Stab-Stitching and the Status of Early English Playbooks as Literature’, The Library. 16.3 (2015), 304-328

Angela Nuovo, The book trade in the Italian Renaissance (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013) – esp section ‘Production’

Kate van Orden, Materialities : books, readers, and the chanson in sixteenth-century Europe (Oxford: OUP, 2015)

James Raven, ‘The book as a commodity’ in Michael F. Suarez and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. Volume. V (Cambridge University Press, 2009): 85-117 

James Raven, ‘Why Ephemera was not Ephemeral: The Effectiveness of Innovative Print’, MHRA Yearbook 2015 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Joad Raymond (ed.), Cheap print in Britain and Ireland up to 1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)

Joad Raymond, Pamphlets and pamphleteering in early modern Britain (Cambridge: CUP, 2002)

Brian Richardson, Printing, writers, and readers in Renaissance Italy (Cambridge: CUP, 1998)

Brian Richardson, Print culture in Renaissance Italy : the editor and the vernacular text, 1470-1600 (Cambridge: CUP, 1994)

Brian Richardson, 'From Scribal Publication to Print Publication: Pietro Bembo's Rime, 1529-1535',  The modern language review. , 95 (2000), 684-95

Paul Saenger, “The Impact of the Early Printed Page on the Reading of the Bible” in Kimberly Van Kampen and Paul Saenger (eds.), The Bible as book : the first printed editions (New Castle, DE and London: Oak Knoll P and British Library, 1999), 31-45. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Rosa Salzburg, Ephemeral city : cheap print and urban culture in Renaissance Venice (Manchester: MUP, 2014)

Helen Smith, ‘Grossly Material Things’: Women and Book Production in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012)

Ad Stijnman and Elizabeth Savage (eds.), Printing colour 1400-1700 : history, techniques, functions and receptions (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2015) - especially introduction

Evelyn B. Tribble, Margins and marginality : the printed page in early modern England (Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 1993)

Ton Croiset van Uchelen and Paul Dijstelberge (eds.), Dutch typography in the sixteenth century : the collected works of Paul Valkema Blouw (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013)

Hendrik D.L. Vervliet, The The palaeotypography of the French Renaissance : selected papers on sixteenth-century typefaces 2 vols (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2008)

Malcolm Walsby, The printed book in Brittany, 1484-1600 (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2011)

Tessa Watt, Cheap print and popular piety, 1550-1640 (Cambridge: CUP, 1991)

Franklin B. Williams, Jr. “Commendatory Verses: The Rise of the Art of Puffing,” Studies in bibliography. 19 (1966): 1-14.

Travis D. Williams, ‘The Earliest English Printed Arithmetic Books’, The Library. 13.2 (2012), 164-184

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Printers and booksellers

Nicolas Barker, Aldus Manutius and the development of Greek script & type in the fifteenth century (New York: Fordham University Press, 1992)

Sabrina Alcorn Baron, Eric N. Lindquist, and Eleanor F. Shevlin (eds.), Agent of change : print culture studies after Elizabeth L. Eisenstein (Amherst: U Massachusetts P, 2007)

John Barnard and D.F. McKenzie with Maureen Bell (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. vol. IV 1557-1695 (Cambridge: CUP, 2002) – essays in sections ‘The Business of Print and the Space of Reading’ and ‘Beyond London: Production, Distribution, Reception’

Peter W. M. Blayney, The bookshops in Paul's Cross churchyard  (London: Bibliographical Society, 1990)

Peter W.M. Blayney, The Stationers' Company and the printers of London 1501-1557 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014)

Peter W.M. Blayney, The Stationers' Company before the charter, 1403-1557 ([London]: Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspapermakers, 2003)

Cyndia Susan Clegg, “The Stationers’ Company of London” in James K. Bracken and Joel Silver (eds.), The British literary book trade, 1700-1820 (Detroit: Gale Research, 1996), 275-291.

Cyndia Susan Clegg,  Press Censorship in Elizabethan England  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003)

Cyndia Susan Clegg, Press censorship in Jacobean England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001)

Cyndia Susan Clegg, Press censorship in Caroline England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008)

Roger Chartier, Publishing drama in early modern Europe (London: British Library, 1988)

Roger Chartier, The author's hand and the printer's mind (Cambridge: Polity, 2014)

Benito Rial Costas, ‘International Publishing and Local Needs: The Breviaries and Missals Printed by Plantin for the Spanish Crown’ in Matthew McLean & Sara Barker (eds.), International exchange in the early modern book world (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016)

Natalie Zemon Davis, ‘Printing and the People’ in Society and Culture in Early Modern France (various eds)

Elizabeth Evenden,  Patents, pictures, and patronage : John Day and the Tudor book trade (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008) 

Elizabeth Evenden, 'Closing the books: The problematic printing of John Foxe's histories of Henry VII and Henry VIII in his Book of Martyrs (1570)', in John N. King (ed.)  Tudor books and readers : materiality and the construction of meaning  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 68 - 92. 

Elizabeth Evenden, 'The impact of print: the perceived worth of the printed book in England, 1476-1575', in Elaine Treharne, Greg Walker with William Green (eds.)  The Oxford handbook of medieval literature in English  (Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2010)  pp. 90 - 108. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Elizabeth Evenden, 'The fleeing Dutchmen? The influence of Dutch immigrants on the print shop of John Day' in David Loades (ed.)  John Foxe at home and abroad (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004), pp. 63 - 77. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Elizabeth Evenden and T.S.  Freeman, 'John Foxe, John Day and the printing of the 'Book of Martyrs'', in  Robin Myers, Michael Harris and Giles Mandelbrote (eds.)  Lives in print : biography and the book trade from the Middle Ages to the 21st century (London: Oak Knoll Press, 2002) pp. 23 - 54. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Elizabeth Evenden and Thomas S. Freeman, 'Print, profit and propaganda: the Elizabethan Privy Council and the 1570 edition of Foxe's 'Book of martyrs'', English historical review.  'Print, profit and propaganda: the Elizabethan Privy Council and the 1570 edition of Foxe's 'Book of martyrs'' Vol. 119 No. 484 (2004), pp. 1288 - 1307

Elizabeth Evenden, 'The Michael Wood mystery: William Cecil and the Lincolnshire printing of John Day', Sixteenth Century Journal , 35.2 (2004), pp. 383 - 394. James Raven, 'The book trades', in I. Rivers (ed.), Books and their readers in eighteenth-century England : new essays (London and New York: Leicester University Press, 2001): 1-34

John Feather,  A History of British Publishing  (various eds)

David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery (eds.), An introduction to book history 2nd edition (London & New York: Routledge, 2013) – chapter 5

John Flood ‘Omnium totius orbis emporiorum compendium’: The Frankfurt Fair in the Early Modern Period’ in Ian Gadd (ed.), The history of the book in the West. Volume 2, 1455-1700 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2010), pp. 321–62. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Laurence Fontaine, History of pedlars in Europe (Durham: Duke University Press, 1996)

Mirjam M. Foot, “Bookbinding and the History of Books” in Nicolas Barker (ed.), A Potencie of Life (London: British Library, 1993), 113-26.

Ian Gadd, 'Were books different? Locating the Stationers' Company in Civil War London, 1640-1645.' in Anne Goldgar and Robert I. Frost (eds.),  Institutional culture in early modern society (Leiden: Brill, 2004) 

Ian Gadd and Alexandra Gillespie (eds.), John Stow (1525-1605) and the making of the English past : essays in early modern culture and the history of the book (London: The British Library, 2004) 

Ian Gadd, The history of Oxford University Press , Volume 1: beginnings to 1780  (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)

Ian Gadd, ''A suitable remedy? ': regulating the printing press, 1553-1558.' in Elizabeth Evenden and Vivienne Westbrook (eds.),  Catholic renewal and Protestant resistance in Marian England (Ashgate: Aldershot, 2015), pp. 127-142

Ian Gadd, 'The Stationers’ Company in England before 1710.' in Isabella Alexander and H. Tomás Gómez-Arostegui (eds.),  Research handbook on the history of copyright law (Cheltenham: Elgar, 2016) pp. 81-95.

Roger Gaskell, “Printing House and Engraving Shop,” The Book Collector 53 (2004): 213-51. Available online: http://www.rogergaskell.com/Gaskell%202004%20Printing%20House%20and%20Engraving%20Shop.pdf

Anthony Grafton, The culture of correction in Renaissance Europe (London: British Library, 2011)

Roeland Harms, Joad Raymond and Jeroen Salman (eds.) Not dead things : the dissemination of popular print in England and Wales, Italy, and the Low Countries, 1500-1820 (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013), esp intro and essays by Salzburg, Salman, Peacey, Calaresu, Raymond, Koopmans and Harms

John Hinks and Victoria Gardner (eds.), The book trade in early modern England : practices, perceptions, connections (Newcastle, DE & London: Oak Knoll Press & the British Library, 2013), esp chapters by Wilson, Bell, Barker & Capp Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Dirk Imhof, ‘Three Future Cologne Publishers as Apprentices in Antwerp: Bernhard Wolters, Johann Kinckius and Cornelis van Egmont’, The Library. 17.1 (2016), 3-27

Adrian Johns, “The Invention of Piracy” in Piracy : the intellectual property wars from Gutenberg to Gates (Chicago: U Chicago P, 2010), 17-40.

Richard Kirwan and Sophie Mullins (eds.), Specialist markets in the early modern book world (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2015) – especially essays by Pettegree, Petta and Roper

James A. Knapp, “The Bastard Art: Woodcut Illustration in Sixteenth-Century England” in Douglas A. Brooks (ed.), Printing and parenting in early modern England (Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2005), 151-72. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Zachary Lesser, Renaissance drama and the politics of publication : readings in the English book trade (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004), esp. “Speculation in the book trade” 26-51.

Kathleen Lynch, ‘Religious Identity, Stationers’ Company Politics and Three Printers of Eikon Basilike’, The papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 101.30 (2007), pp. 285-312 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva – NB HARD COPY IN LIBRARY RATHER THAN JSTOR!

Arthur Marotti,  Manuscript, print, and the English Renaissance lyric (Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 1995)

Matthew McLean & Sara Barker (eds.), International exchange in the early modern book world (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016)

Angela Nuovo, The book trade in the Italian Renaissance (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013) – esp. section ‘Selling and Distribution’

M. B. Parkes, ‘Thomas Hunt and the Oxford Book-Business in the Late Fifteenth Century’, The Library. 17.1 (2016), 28-39

Nancy Peters Maude, ‘The Extended Collaboration of John Danter and Edward Allde’, The Library. 16.3 (2015), 329-342

James Raven (ed.) Free print and non-commercial publishing since 1700 (London and Vermont: Ashgate Press, 2000)

James Raven, 'The economic context', in J. Barnard and D. F. McKenzie (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. : volume IV 1557-1695 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002): 568-82

James Raven, 'Location, size and succession: the bookshops of Paternoster Row before 1800', in R. Myers, M. Harris, and G. Mandelbrote (eds.), The London book trade : topographies of print in the metropolis from the sixteenth century (Newcastle DE and London: Oak Knoll and British Library, 2003): 89-126

James Raven, 'St Paul's Precinct and the book trade to c.1800', in D. Keene, A. Burns, and A. Saint (eds.), St Paul's : the cathedral church of London 604-2004 (London and New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004): 430-8 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

James Raven ‘Publishing and bookselling 1660-1780’ in John Richetti (ed.), The Cambridge history of English literature, 1660-1780 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005): 11-36

James Raven, The business of books : booksellers and the English book trade, 1450-1850 (London and New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007)

James Raven, ‘London and the central sites of the English book trade’ in Michael F. Suarez and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. Volume. V (Cambridge University Press, 2009): 293-308

James Raven, ‘Booksellers in court: Approaches to the legal history of copyright in England before 1842’, Law library journal. 104: 1 (Winter 2012): 115-34

James Raven, Publishing business in eighteenth-century England (Boydell, 2014)

James Raven, ‘Non-Metropolitan printing and business in Britain and Ireland between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries’ in James Connolly (ed.), Print culture histories beyond the metropolis (Toronto University Press, 2015) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

James Raven, ‘Distribution: The Transmission of Books in Europe and its Colonies: Contours, Cautions, and Global Comparisons’ in Peter Burke and Joe McDermott (eds.), Distant Relations, The book worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850 : connections and comparisons (Hong Kong University Press, 2015)

Brian Richardson, Print culture in Renaissance Italy : the editor and the vernacular text, 1470-1600 (Cambridge: CUP, 1994)

Brian Richardson, 'From Scribal Publication to Print Publication: Pietro Bembo's Rime, 1529-1535',  The modern language review. , 95 (2000), 684-95

Mark Rose,  Authors and owners : the invention of copyright (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1993)

Jeroen Salman, Pedlars and the popular press : itinerant distribution networks in England and the Netherlands 1600-1850 (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2014)0

Helen Smith, ‘Grossly Material Things’: Women and Book Production in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012), esp “‘A free Stationers wife of this companye’: Women and the Stationers” 87-134.

Léon Voet, The golden compasses : A history and evaluation of the printing and publishing activities of the Officina Plantiniana at Antwerp.  2 vols (Amsterdam : Van Gendt ; New York : Abner Schram, [1969-c1972])

Malcolm Walsby and Natasha Constantinidou (eds.), Documenting the early modern book world : inventories and catalogues in manuscript and print (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013) – especially essays by Walsby and Marr

Malcolm Walsby, ‘Plantin and the French Book Market’ in Matthew McLean & Sara Barker (eds.), International exchange in the early modern book world (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016)

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Content providers: authors, editors and translators

Paul Arblaster, ‘Antwerp and Brussels as Inter-European Spaces’, in Brendan Dooley (ed.), The dissemination of news and the emergence of contemporaneity in early modern Europe (Farnham: Ashgate, 2010), pp. 193-205 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .

S.K. Barker & Brenda M. Hosington, Renaissance cultural crossroads : translation, print and culture in Britain, 1473-1640 (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013)

Peter Burke and R. Po-chia Hsia (eds.), Cultural translation in early modern Europe (Cambridge: CUP 2007)

Peter Burke, ‘Lost (and found) in translation: A Cultural History of translators and translating in Early Modern Europe’, European Review 15.1 (2007), pp. 83-94

Roger Chartier, The Order of Books: Readers, Authors and Libraries in Europe between the Fourteenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994)

Roger Chartier, The author's hand and the printer's mind (Cambridge: Polity, 2014)

A.E.B. Coldiron, Printers without borders : translation and textuality in the Renaissance (Cambridge: CUP, 2015)

José María Pérez Fernández & Edward Wilson-Lee (eds.), Translation and the book trade in early modern Europe (Cambridge: CUP, 2014) – especially introduction and essays by Armstrong, Wilson-Lee , Munari & Wilson

Lori Anne Ferrell, The Bible and the people (New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 2008), esp. “The Politics of Translation: The Bible in English, c. 1500-1700” 56-94.

David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery (eds.), An introduction to book history 2nd edition (London & New York: Routledge, 2013) – chapter 4

Brenda M. Hosington (ed.), ‘Translation and Print Culture in Early Modern Europe’, Special issue of Renaissance studies. 29.1 (2015)

Michel Foucault, “What is an Author? ” in David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery (eds.), The Book History Reader 2nd edition (London & New York: Routledge, 2006) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Adrian Johns, “Miscellaneous Methods: Authors, Societies and Journals in Early Modern England.”  British journal for the history of science. 33 (2000), 159-86.

Brian Richardson, Printing, writers, and readers in Renaissance Italy (Cambridge: CUP, 1998)

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Readers and their books

Jennifer Andersen and Elizabeth Sauer (eds.), Books and readers in early modern England : material studies (Philadelphia: U Pennsylvania P, 2002), esp. Peter Stallybrass, “Books and Scrolls: Navigating the Bible” 42-79

H.S. Bennett,  English books & readers, 1475 to 1557 : being a study in the history of the book trade from Caxton to the incorporation of the Stationers' Company (Cambridge: University Press, 1952) – a classic

H.S. Bennett,  English books & readers, 1558 to 1603 : being a study in the history of the book trade in the reign of Elizabeth I (London: Cambridge University Press, 1965) – a classic

H.S. Bennett,  English books & readers, 1603 to 1640 : being a study in the history of the book trade in the reigns of James I and Charles I (London: Cambridge U.P, 1970) – a classic

Ann Blair, “Reading Strategies for Coping with Information Overload ca. 1550-1700,” Journal of the history of ideas. 64 (2003): 11-28.

Ann Blair, Too much to know : managing scholarly information before the modern age (Yale University Press, 2010)

Guglielmo Cavallo and Roger Chartier (eds.), A History of Reading in the West (Oxford: Polity, 2003) – especially chapters 7-11 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Roger Chartier, The Cultural Uses of Print in Early Modern France (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1987)

Roger Chartier, “Labourers and Voyagers: From the Text to the Reader,” Diacritics. 22:2 (Summer 1992): 49-61.

Roger Chartier, The Order of Books: Readers, Authors and Libraries in Europe between the Fourteenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994)

Freyja Cox Jensen, Reading the Roman republic in early modern England (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2012) – especially chapter 4

Robert Darnton, ‘The History of Reading’ in Peter Burke (ed.), History of reading 2nd edition (Cambridge: Polity, 2001) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Paul Davis, ‘Popery and Publishing in the Restoration Crisis: A Whig Gentry Family's Credit Account with their London Bookseller, 1680—1683’, The Library. 15.3 (2014), 261-91

Natalie Zemon Davis, ‘Beyond the market: books as gifts in sixteenth-century France’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. 5th Series 33 (1983), 69-88

Elizabeth Evenden, 'Early modern collectors and editors and their perception of the role of the codex', in Sas Mays (ed.), Libraries, literatures, and archives (New York & London: Routledge, 2013), pp. 97 - 114. 

David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery (eds.), An introduction to book history 2nd edition (London & New York: Routledge, 2013) – chapter 6

Adam Fox, ‘Popular Verses and their Readership in the Early Seventeenth Century’, in James Raven, Helen Small and Naomi Tadmor (eds.), The practice and representation of reading in England (Cambridge: CUP, 1996), pp. 125-37

Adam Fox, Oral and literate culture in England, 1500-1700 (Oxford: OUP, 2000)

Adam Fox , ‘Cheap Print and its Audience in Late Seventeenth-Century London: the case of Narcissus Luttrell’s “Popish Plot” Collections’, in Alfred Messerli and Roger Chartier (eds.), Scripta volant, verba manent : Schriftkulturen in Europa zwischen 1500 und 1900 : les cultures de l'écrit en Europe entre 1500 et 1900 (Schwabe, Basel, 2007), pp. 227-42 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Raymond Gillespie, Reading Ireland : print, reading, and social change in early modern Ireland (Manchester: MUP, 2012)

Carlo Ginzburg, The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller (various eds)

Bruce Gordon & Matthew McLean (eds.), Shaping the Bible in the Reformation : books, scholars, and their readers in the sixteenth century (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2012)

Anthony Grafton & Ann Blair (eds.), The transmission of culture in early modern Europe (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990)

Heidi Brayman Hackel, Reading material in early modern England : print, gender, and literacy (Cambridge: CUP, 2005)

Lotte Hellinga and J.B. Trapp (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. vol. III 1400-1557 (Cambridge: CUP, 1999) – section on ‘Reading and Use of Books’

R.A. Houston, Literacy in Early Modern Europe (various eds.)

R.A. Houston, Scottish literacy and the Scottish identity : illiteracy and society in Scotland and Northern England, 1600-1800 (Cambridge: CUP, 1985)

Leslie Howsam and James Raven (eds), Books between Europe and the Americas : connections and communities, 1620-1860 (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)

Lisa Jardine and Anthony Grafton, ‘“Studied for Action”: How Gabriel Harvey Read His Livy’, Past & present. 129 (1990), pp. 30-78

Lisa Jardine, Worldly goods : A New History of the Renaissance (London: Macmillan, 1996) esp. chapter 3 ‘The Triumph of the Book’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Adrian Johns, “The Physiology of Reading in Restoration England.” in James Raven, Helen Small and Naomi Tadmor (eds.),  The practice and representation of reading in England  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), 138-61 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .

Adrian Johns, “Miscellaneous Methods: Authors, Societies and Journals in Early Modern England.”  British journal for the history of science. 33 (2000), 159-86.

Adrian Johns, “Printing, Publishing and Reading in London, 1660-1720” in Patrick O’Brien (ed.), Urban achievement in early modern Europe : golden ages in Antwerp, Amsterdam, and London (Cambridge University Press, 2001). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Adrian Johns, “Reading and Experiment in the Early Royal Society.” in Kevin Sharpe and Stephen N. Zwicker (eds.),  Reading, society, and politics in early modern England  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), 244-71.

Femke Molekamp, Women and the Bible in early modern England [electronic resource] : religious reading and writing (Oxford: OUP, 2013)

James Raven, 'Defending conduct and property: the London press and the luxury debate', in J. Brewer and S. Staves (eds.) Early modern conceptions of property (Los Angeles, 1995): 301-22

James Raven, Helen Small and Naomi Tadmor (eds.),  The practice and representation of reading in England  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996)

James Raven, 'New reading histories, print culture, and the identification of change: the case of eighteenth-century England', Social history. 23 (1998): 268-87

Joad Raymond (ed.), Cheap print in Britain and Ireland to 1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011) – esp essays by Dobranski & Sherman

Brian Richardson, Printing, writers, and readers in Renaissance Italy (Cambridge: CUP, 1998)

Brian Richardson, 'Inscribed Meanings: Authorial Self-Fashioning and Readers' Annotations in Sixteenth-Century Italian Printed Books', in Ian F. Moulton (ed.),  Reading and literacy : in the Middle Ages and Renaissance , Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, 8 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2004), pp. 85-104 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Brian Richardson, 'Manuscript, Print, Orality and the Authority of Texts in Renaissance Italy', in Pollie Bromilow (ed.),  Authority in European book culture 1400-1600  (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013), pp. 15-29

Paul Henry Saenger,  Space between words : the origins of silent reading (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1997) – focused on the classical and medieval periods but still useful

Fred Schurink, ‘Manuscript commonplace books, literature, and reading in early modern England’, Huntington Library quarterly.  73.3 (2010), 453-469.

Fred Schurink, ‘How Gabriel Harvey Read Anthony Cope’s Livy: Translation, Humanism, and War in Tudor England’ in Fred Schurink (Ed.),  Tudor translation (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp. 58-78

William H. Sherman, Used books : marking readers in Renaissance England (Philadelphia: U Pennsylvania P, 2008)

Margaret Spufford, Small Books and Pleasant Histories: Popular Fiction and its Readership in Seventeenth-Century England (Cambridge: CUP, 1981)

J.B. Trapp, ‘Literacy, Books and Readers’ in Lotte Hellinga and J.B. Trapp (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. vol. III 1400-1557 (Cambridge: CUP, 1999)

Malcolm Walsby and Natasha Constantinidou (eds.), Documenting the early modern book world : inventories and catalogues in manuscript and print (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013) – especially essays by Walsby and Marr

Mark Towsey, Reading the Scottish Enlightenment : books and their readers in provincial Scotland, 1750-1820 (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2010)

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Literacy and education (including ideas about language)

Peter Burke and Roy Porter (eds.), Language, self and society : a social history of language (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1991)

Peter Burke, Languages and communities in early modern Europe (Cambridge: CUP, 2004)

Peter Burke and Roy Porter (eds.), The Social history of language (Cambridge: CUP, 1987)

Harvey Chisick, The limits of reform in the Enlightenment : attitudes toward the education of the lower classes in eighteenth-century France  (Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1981)

David Cressy,  Literacy and the social order : reading and writing in Tudor and Stuart England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980)

J. Davies, ‘A Student Library in sixteenth-century Toulouse’, History of Universities. 3 (1983), 61-86 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery (eds.), An introduction to book history 2nd edition (London & New York: Routledge, 2013) – esp chapter 2

J.M. Fletcher, ‘Change and resistance to Change: a consideration of the development of English and German Universities during the sixteenth century’, History of Universities. 1 (1981), 1-36 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Adam Fox, Oral and literate culture in England, 1500-1700 (Oxford: OUP, 2000)

Adam Fox, ‘Words, Words, Words: Education, Literacy and Print’, in Keith Wrightson (ed.), The Cambridge Social History of England, 1500-1750 (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) 

Christopher R. Friedrichs, ‘Whose house of learning? Some thoughts on German Schools in post-Reformation Germany’, History of education quarterly. 22 (1982), 371-7

Richard Gawthrop and Gerald Strauss, ‘Protestantism and Literacy in early modern Germany’, Past & present. 104 (1984), 31-55

Paul F. Grendler (ed.), ‘Education in the Renaissance and Reformation’, Renaissance quarterly. 43 (1990) – series of articles by Grendler, Karant-Nunn etc.

Adrian Johns, “Miscellaneous Methods: Authors, Societies and Journals in Early Modern England”, British journal for the history of science. 33 (2000), 159-86.

Eugene Kintgen,  Reading in Tudor England  (Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996)

Richard Kirwan, ‘From Individual to Archetype: Occasional Texts and the Performance of Scholarly Identity in Early Modern Germany’, in R. Kirwan (ed.),  Scholarly self-fashioning and community in the early modern university (Farnham, Ashgate, 2013).

Rosemary O'Day, Education and society, 1500-1800 : the social foundations of education in early modern Britain (London; New York : Longman, 1982)

Joad Raymond (ed.), Cheap print in Britain and Ireland to 1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011) – essays by Bayman & Hackel

Keith Thomas, “The Meaning of Literacy in Early Modern England” in Gerd Baumann (ed.), The Written word : literacy in transition (Oxford: Clarendon P, 1986), 98-131. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Andy Wood, ‘Custom and the social organisation of writing in early modern England’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. 6th Series, 9 (1999), 257-69

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Libraries

Abigail Brundin and Dunstan Roberts, ‘Book-Buying and the Grand Tour: the Italian Books at Belton House in Lincolnshire’, The Library. 16.1 (2015), 51-79

Peter Burke, A social history of knowledge : from Gutenberg to Diderot (Cambridge: Polity, 2000) – esp chapter 5

Roger Chartier, The Order of Books: Readers, Authors and Libraries in Europe between the Fourteenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994)

Caroline Duroselle-Melish and David A. Lines, ‘The Library of Ulisse Aldrovandi (†1605): Acquiring and Organizing Books in Sixteenth-Century Bologna’, The Library. 16.2 (2015), 133-161

Lotte Hellinga and J.B. Trapp (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. vol. III 1400-1557 (Cambridge: CUP, 1999) – section on collections and ownership

Jeffrey Todd Knight, “Fast Bind, Fast Find: The History of the Book and the Modern Collection,” Criticism : a quarterly for literature and the arts. 51 (2009): 79-104.

Elisabeth Leedham-Green and David McKitterick, ‘Ownership: private and public libraries’ in John Barnard and D.F. McKenzie with Maureen Bell (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. vol. IV 1557-1695 (Cambridge: CUP, 2002)

Alexander Marr, ‘Shakespeare, Sidney, and Spenser in an Early Continental Library’, The Library. 17.1 (2016), 40-55

Matthew McLean & Sara Barker (eds.), International exchange in the early modern book world (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016) – esp. essays by Graheli and Granata

David Pearson, ‘The English Private Library in the Seventeenth Century’, The Library. 13.4 (2012), 379-399

Andrew Pettegree, ‘The Renaissance Library and the Challenge of Print’ in Alice Crawford (ed.), The meaning of the library : a cultural history (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015)

James Raven (ed.) Lost libraries : the destruction of great book collections since antiquity (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)

James Raven, 'Libraries for sociability: the advance of the subscription library, c. 1700-1850,’ in Giles Mandelbrote and Keith Manley (eds.), The Cambridge history of libraries in Britain and Ireland. vol. 2. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006): 241-63 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

James Raven, ‘Bibliomania and the private library’, Library and Information History 29: 3 (Aug. 2013).

Mark Towsey, ‘All the Partners may be Enlightened and Improved by Reading Them: The Distribution of Enlightenment Books in Scottish Subscription Library Catalogues, 1750-c.1820’, Journal of Scottish historical studies. 28 (2008). 20-43.

Mark Towsey, ‘“I can't resist sending you the book”: Private Libraries, Elite Women, and Shared Reading Practices in Georgian Scotland’, Library and Information History 29.3 (2013), 210-222. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Mark Towsey, ‘Book Use and Sociability in Lost Libraries of the Eighteenth Century: Towards a Union Catalogue’, in Flavia Bruni & Andrew Pettegree (eds.), Lost books : reconstructing the print world of pre-industrial Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2016)

Alison Walker, ‘Sir Hans Sloane and the Library of Dr Luke Rugeley’, The Library. 15.4 (2014), 383-409

Malcolm Walsby and Natasha Constantinidou (eds.), Documenting the early modern book world : inventories and catalogues in manuscript and print (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013) – especially essays by Walsby and Marr

Louis B. Wright, “The Harmsworth Collection and the Folger Library,” The Book Collector (1957): 123-28. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

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News cultures

Paul Arblaster, ‘Policy and the Press in the Habsburg Netherlands, 1585-1690’, in Brendan Dooley & Sabrina A. Baron (eds.), The politics of information in early modern Europe (London: Routledge, 2001), pp. 179-198.

Paul Arblaster, ‘London, Antwerp and Amsterdam: Journalistic Relations in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century’, in Lotte Hellinga (ed.), The Bookshop of the World (HES & De Graaf, 2001), 145-150. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Paul Arblaster, From Ghent to Aix : how they brought the news in the Habsburg Netherlands, 1550-1700 (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2014)

S.K. Barker & Brenda M. Hosington, Renaissance cultural crossroads : translation, print and culture in Britain, 1473-1640 (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013) esp. essay by Barker

S.K. Barker, ‘Strange News: Translations of European Sensational News Pamphelts and their Place in Early Modern English News Culture’ in John Hinks and Victoria Gardner (eds.), The book trade in early modern England : practices, perceptions, connections (Newcastle, DE & London: Oak Knoll Press & the British Library, 2013)

Simon F. Davies & Puck Fletcher (eds.), News in early modern Europe : currents and connections (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2014) – important collection of essays

Adam Fox, ‘Rumour, News and Popular Political Opinion in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England’, The historical journal. , 40 (1997), pp. 597-620

Henry Ettinghausen, ‘The News in Spain: Relaciones de Sucescos in the reigns of Philip III and IV’, European history quarterly. 14 (1984), 1-20

Henry Ettinghausen, How the Press Began: The Pre-Periodical Printed Press in Europe (Janus Digital, 2015) (Open access online at http://www.janusdigital.es/anexos.htm )

Joop W. Koopmans (ed.), News & politics in early modern Europe 1500-1800 (Leuvan, Paris & Dudley, MA: Peeters, 2005), esp essays by Schraven on Funeral Books, van Zuilen on News Pamphlets, McShane on Ballads and Koopmans & Broersma on Newspapers

Andrew Pettegree, The invention of news : how the world came to know about itself (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014)

Joad Raymond (ed.), News, newspapers, and society in early modern Britain (London: Cass, 1998)

Joad Raymond, The Invention of the Newspaper: English Newsbooks 1641-1649 (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1996)

Joad Raymond (ed.), News networks in seventeenth-century Britain and Europe (London: Routledge, 2008)

Joad Raymond & Noah Moxham (eds.), News Networks in Early Modern Europe (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016) – an important collection on early modern news - Available online: http://www.brill.com/products/book/news-networks-early-modern-europe

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The public sphere & the Enlightenment

Robert Darnton, The business of enlightenment : a publishing history of the 'Encyclopédie', 1775-1800 (Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap Press, 1979.)

Robert Darnton, The Literary Underground of the Old Regime (Cambridge, Mass. & London : Harvard University Press, 1982)

Robert Darnton and Daniel Roche (eds.), Revolution in print : the press in France, 1775-1800 (Berkeley; London : University of California Press in collaboration with the New York Public Library, 1989)

Robert Darnton, The corpus of clandestine literature in France, 1769-1789 (New York & London: Norton, 1995)

Robert Darnton, The Forbidden Best-sellers of Pre-revolutionary France (Various eds)

Robert Darnton, Poetry and the police : communication networks in eighteenth-century Paris (Cambridge, Mass. & London: Belknap, 2010)

Robert Darnton, The devil in the holy water : or the art of slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon (Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010)

Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, Grub Street abroad : aspects of the French cosmopolitan press from the age of Louis XIV to the French Revolution (Oxford: Clarendon, 1992)

Jürgen Habermas, The structural transformation of the public sphere : an inquiry into a category of bourgeois society (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1989)

Alexandra Halasz, The marketplace of print : pamphlets and the public sphere in early modern England (Cambridge: CUP, 1997)

Adrian Johns, “Coffeehouses and print shops.” in Katherine Park & Lorraine Daston (eds.) The Cambridge History of Science, III: Early modern science (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 320-40. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Adrian Johns, “Miscellaneous Methods: Authors, Societies and Journals in Early Modern England.”  British journal for the history of science. 33 (2000), 159-86.

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Approaches to Book History/Theory

Flavia Bruni & Andrew Pettegree (eds.), Lost books : reconstructing the print world of pre-industrial Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2016)

Roger Chartier, On the edge of the cliff : history, language, and practices (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1987) – especially chapters 6 & 7

Robert Darnton, The kiss of Lamourette : reflections in cultural history (London: Faber & Faber, 1990), esp. part 3 The Printed Word & chapter 7 ‘What is the History of Books’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Robert Darnton, “‘What Is the History of Books’ Revisited,” Modern intellectual history 4.3 (2007): 495-508.

Lisa Gitelman, Paper knowledge : toward a media history of documents (Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2014)

David Finkelstein & Alistair McCleery, An introduction to book history 2nd edition (Abingdon: Routledge, 2013) – esp chapter 1

Ian Gadd, 'The use and misuse of 'Early English Books Online'', Literature compass. , 6.3 (2009), pp. 680-692

D.F. McKenzie,  Bibliography and the sociology of texts (London: British Library, 1986)

D.F. McKenzie, “The Book as an Expressive Form” in Bibliography and the sociology of texts (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999), 9-30.

James Raven ,‘“Print Culture” and the perils of practice’ in Jason McElligott and Eve Patten (eds.), The Perils of Print Culture : Book, Print and Publishing History in Theory and Practice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) : 218-37 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

James Raven, ‘From Worcester to Longmans: Devising the history of the book’ in Miles Taylor (ed.), The age of Asa : Lord Briggs, public life and history in Britain since 1945 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015): 267-87

This list was last updated on 14/12/2016