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HIST3498
Reading List

Early Modern Media: Printing and the People in Europe c.1500-c.1800, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Dr Sara Barker
s.k.barker@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

 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/Understanding Book History

 

Mark Bland, A Guide to Early Printed Books and Manuscripts (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)

Amaranth Borsuk, The Book (MIT Press, 2018)

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.

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

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)

Stephen Fussel, Gutenberg and the Impact of Printing (Routledge, 2005)

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

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)      

Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain.vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)      

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

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

Roger Chartier, The Order of Books: Readers, Authors and Libraries in Europe between the Fourteenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994)      Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Matt Cohen ‘Time and the Bibliographer: A Meditation on the Spirit of Book Studies’ Textual Cultures 13.1 (2020), 179-206 Available online 

Joseph A. Dane, The Myth of Print Culture: Essays on Evidence, Textuality and Bibliographic Method (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003)

Joseph A. Dane, What is A Book? The Study of Early Printed Books (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2012)

Natalie Zemon Davis, Society and Culture in Early Modern France (various eds)  

Caroline Davis, Print Cultures: A Reader in Theory and Practice (London: MacMillan, 2019) – not specifically about early modern print culture, but an anthology of important theoretical articles about the role of print in society, publishing, authorship, reading etc.

Robert Darnton, 'What is the History of Books?' Daedalus  111.3 (1982), pp. 65-83  

Robert DarntonThe 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’ 

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

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) –abbreviated version of Printing Press as an agent of change     

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

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) 'Theorizing the History of the Book'  

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

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  

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

Rudolf Hirsch, Printing, Selling and Reading, 1450-1550 2nd ed (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1974)

Leslie Howsam, 'The Study of Book History' in Leslie Howsam (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book  (Cambridge: CUP, 2015), pp. 1-13  

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)

Henri-Jean Martin, Print, power, and people in 17th-century France (Metuchen, N.J., & London: The Sacrecrow Press, 1993)   

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

Kate Ozmet, ‘Rationale for Feminist Bibliography’ Textual Cultures 13.1 (2020), 149-178 Available online 

Andrew Pettegree, The French Book and the European Book World (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2007)

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)

Kathryn A. Schwartz, "Did Ottoman Sultans Ban Print?" Book History, 20 (2017), 1-39.  

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 ,‘“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  

James Raven, What is the History of the Book?  (Cambridge: Polity, 2018)  

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

Sarah Werner, Studying Early Printed Books, 1450-1800: A Practical Guide (Hoboken: Wiley Blackwell, 2019)    

 

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Manuscript, Print, Orality

 Peter Burke, Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe  (New York: Harper & Row, 1987), Chapter 3 'An Elusive Quarry' and Chapter 4 'The Transmission of Popular Culture' - NB there are more recent editions in the library, but the online version is the 1978 edition)  

 Jonathan Barry, ‘Communicating with authority: the uses of script, print and speech in Bristol, 1640-1714’ in Julia Crick and Alexandra Walsham (eds.), The Uses of Script and Print, 1300-1700 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004) 

Albrecht Classen, ‘Authors, Translators, Printers: Production and Reception of Novels between Manuscript and Print in Fifteenth-Century Germany’ in Andrea Rizzi (ed.), Trust and Proof : Translators in Renaissance Print Culture (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2018)

Julie Crawford, ‘Oral Culture and Popular Print’ in Joad Raymond (ed.), Cheap print in Britain and Ireland up to 1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)  

Julia Crick and Alexandra Walsham (eds.), The Uses of Script and Print, 1300-1700  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004) Introduction

Robert Darnton, ‘Peasants Tell Tales’: The Meaning of Mother Goose’ in The Great Cat Massacre and other episodes from French Cultural History reedition (New York: Basic Books, 2009)  

Filippo De Vivo, Information and Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics (Oxford: OUP, 2007), especially ‘Introduction: Wars of Words’, chapter 4 ‘Communicative transactions’ and chapter 6 ‘Propaganda? Print in context’  

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

Adam Fox, ‘Oral and Literate Culture in Early Modern England: Case Studies from Legal Records’, in Solvi Songer (ed.), Fact, Fiction and Forensic Evidence (University of Oslo Press, 1997), pp. 35–52   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

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, Oral and Literate Culture in England, 1500-1700 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), Introduction and Chapter 5 'Local Custom, Memory and Record'  

Adam Fox and Daniel Woolfe, The Spoken Word: Oral Culture in Britain 1500-1850 (Manchester: MUP, 2002)   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

John Gallagher, ‘The Italian London of John North: Cultural Contact and Linguistic Encounter in Early Modern England’,  Renaissance Quarterly LXX.1 (2017), pp. 88-131

Christopher de Hamel, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts (Allen Lane, 2016, reprinted by Penguin, 2018)

Lotte Hellinga, Texts in Transit: Manuscripts to Proof and Print in the Fifteenth Century (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014)

Bonnie Mak, How the Page Matters (Toronto & London: University of Toronto Press, 2011), especially chapter one ‘Architectures of the Page’ and chapter 2 ‘Reading the Page’  

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

Christopher Marsh, 'The sound of print in early modern England: the broadside ballad as song' in Julia Crick and Alexandra Walsham (eds.), The Uses of Script and Print, 1300-1700 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Tom Mole, The Secret Life of Books: Why They Mean More Than Words (London: Elliot & Thompson, 2019(

Andrew McCrea, ‘Manuscript Culture and Popular Print’ in Joad Raymond (ed.), Cheap print in Britain and Ireland up to 1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)

Nicholas McDowell, ‘Wit, Conversation, and Literary Transmission in Mid-Seventeenth Century France and England: How Andrew Marvell Heard His Rabelais’ Renaissance Quarterly LXIX. (2016), pp. 940-965

Andrew Pettegree, Reformation and the Culture of Persuasion (Cambridge: CUP, 2005)  

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

Rosa Salzburg, Ephemeral City: Cheap Print and Urban Culture in Renaissance Venice (Manchester: MUP, 2014), especially the introduction      

Alexandra Walsham, ‘Reformed Folklore? Cautionary tales and oral tradition in early modern England’ in Adam Fox and Daniel Woolfe, The Spoken Word: Oral Culture in Britain 1500-1850 (Manchester: MUP, 2002)

Daniel Woolfe, ‘Speaking of History: conversations about the past in Restoration and eighteenth-century England’ in Adam Fox and Daniel Woolfe, The Spoken Word: Oral Culture in Britain 1500-1850 (Manchester: MUP, 2002)

 

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A Printing Revolution?

Thomas Adams & Nicholas Barker, A New model for the history of the book in Nicholas Barker, A Potencie of life: Books in Society (London: British Library, 1993)

Frédéric Barbier, Gutenberg's Europe: The Book and the Invention of Western Modernity (Polity Press, 2019)    

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

Diane E. Booton, Publishing networks in France in the early era of print (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018)

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)

Roger Chartier, The author's hand and the printer's mind  (Cambridge: Polity, 2014) especially chapter 4  

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)

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)

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 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)  

Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, 'An Unacknowledged Revolution Revisited' ‘How Revolutionary was the Print Revolution? ’ Forum in The American historical review.107 (2002)  pp. 87-105  

Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, 'How to Acknowledge a Revolution: reply',  ‘How Revolutionary was the Print Revolution? ’ Forum in The American historical review. 107 (2002) pp. 126-8  

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)

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  .  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 14/10/2020) 

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) – especially chapters 1 & 2    

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

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  

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

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

Anthony Grafton, 'Introduction' ‘How Revolutionary was the Print Revolution? ’ Forum in The American historical review 107 (2002) pp. 84-6  

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)  

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)

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)

Lotte Hellinga, Incunabula in Transit: People and Trade  (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2018)

Kristian Jenson, Incunabula and their Readers: Printing, Selling and Using Books in the Fifteenth Century (London: British Library, 2003)

Adrian Johns, 'How to Acknowledge a Revolution', ‘How Revolutionary was the Print Revolution? ’ Forum in The American historical review 107 (2002)  pp. 106-125    

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

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

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

Richard Kirwan and Sophie Mullins (eds.), Specialist markets in the early modern book world (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2015)

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)

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

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

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

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

Andrew Pettegree, The Book in the Renaissance (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2010), Chapter 1 'The Book before Print' and Chapter 2 ‘The Invention of Printing’

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

Joad Raymond, ‘The Development of the Book Trade in Britain’, in Joad Raymond (ed.),  Cheap print in Britain and Ireland to 1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011) 

Brian Richardson,  Printing, writers, and readers in Renaissance Italy (Cambridge: CUP, 1998), especially chapter 1 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

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

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

Peter Stallybrass, ‘“Little Jobs”: Broadsides and the Printing Revolution’ in 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)  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 14/10/2020)  

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

Tessa 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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Type and Typography

Blaise Agüera y Arcas, ‘Temporary Matrices and Elemental Punches in Gutenberg’s DK Type’ in Kristian Jenson (ed.) Incunabula and their Readers: Printing, Selling and Using Books in the Fifteenth Century (London: British Library, 2003)

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

Nicholas Barker, ‘The old English letter foundries’ 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)  

Nicholas Barker, ‘The Morphology of the Page’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

Ann Blair, ‘Humanism and Printing in the Work of Conrad Gessner’, Renaissance Quarterly LXX.1 (2017), pp. 88-131

Mark Bland, ‘The Appearance of the Text in Early Modern England’, Text 11 (1998), 91-154 

Mark Bland, A Guide to Early Printed Books and Manuscripts (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)  

Paul Valkema Blouw, Dutch Typography in the Sixteenth Century: The Collected Works of Paul Valkema Blouw (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013)

Claire M. L. Bourne, Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England (Oxford: OUP, 2020)

Peter Campbell, ‘The Typography of Hobbes’s Leviathan’ 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)

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)

Roger Chartier, ‘From Texts to Manners. A Concept and Its Books: Civilité between Aristocratic Distinction and Popular Appropriation’ in The Cultural Uses of Print in Early Modern France (Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univeristy Press, 2019)  

A.E.B. Coldiron, Printers Without Borders: Translation and Textuality in the Renaissance (Cambridge: CUP, 2015) esp chapter 5  

Stephen Coles, The Geometry of Type: The Anatomy of 100 Essential Typefaces (London: Thames & Hudson, 2013) 

Cristina Dondi, ‘Books of Hours: The Development of the Texts in Printed Form’ in Kristian Jenson (ed.), Incunabula and their Readers: Printing, Selling and Using Books in the Fifteenth Century (London: British Library, 2003)

Dennis Duncan and Adam Smyth (eds.), Book Parts (Oxford: OUP, 2019)  

Lucien Febvre & Henri-Jean Martin, The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800 (London & Brooklyn: Verso, 2010), Chapter 3 - The Book: Its Visual Appearance

Simon Garfield, Just My Type: A book about fonts   (London: Profile Books, 2011) 

Philip GaskellA New Introduction to Bibliography (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972) , 'Printing Type' & ‘Imposition’

Ian Green, 'Print' in Laura Sangha & Jonathan Willis (eds.), Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources (London & New York: Routledge, 2016) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Lotte Hellinga, Incunabula in Transit: People and Trade  (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2018), especially chapter 3

Lotte Hellinga, Texts in Transit: Manuscripts to Proof and Print in the Fifteenth Century (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014)

Sarah Hyndman, Why Fonts Matter (London: Virgin Books, 2016) 

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. chapter 2 ‘The Cultural Uses of Typography in early modern England’

Bonnie Mak, How the Page Matters (Toronto, Buffalo & London: University of Toronto Press, 2011), 'Architectures of the Page' & 'Reading the Page'

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)

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.    

Rosa Salzburg, Ephemeral City: Cheap Print and Urban Culture in Renaissance Venice  (Manchester: MUP, 2014), Chapter 1 - ''Every piece of rubbish given to the press': defining and debating cheap print  

William H. Sherman, ‘On the Threshold: Architecture, Paratext and Early Print Culture’ in 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)

Adam Smyth, Material texts in early modern England  (Cambridge: CUP, 2018)

Rachel Stenner, The typographic imaginary in early modern English literature (Routledge, 2018)

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 palaeotypography of the French Renaissance : selected papers on sixteenth-century typefaces 2 vols (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2008)

Sarah Werner, Studying Early Printed Books, 1450-1800: A Practical Guide (Hoboken: Wiley Blackwell, 2019) especially part 2 ‘Step by Step’ and part 3 ‘On the Page’   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 05/01/2021)   

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

 

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Paper and Formats

Frédéric Barbier, Gutenberg's Europe: The Book and the Invention of Western Modernity (Cambridge: Polity, 2017)

Daniel Bellingradt, ‘Paper Networks and the Book Industry: The Business Activities of an Eighteenth-century Paper Dealer in Amsterdam’ in Daniel Bellingradt, Paul Nelles and Jeroen Salman (eds.), Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe: Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption (Cham: Palgrave, 2017)  

Daniel Bellingradt and Anna Reynolds, The Paper Trade in Early Modern Europe: Practices, Materials, Networks (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2021) 

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)  

Ann M. Blair, Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age  (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2010), Chapter 3 'Reference Genres and their finding devices'  

Mark Bland, A Guide to Early Printed Books and Manuscripts (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)

Heidi Craig, ‘English rag-women and early modern paper production’ in Valerie Wayne (ed.), Women’s Labour and the History of the Book in Early Modern England (London & New York: The Arden Shakespeare Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2020)  

Matthew Day, '"Intended to Offenders": the running titles of early modern books' in Helen Smith & Louise Wilson (eds.), Renaissance Paratexts (Cambridge: CUP, 2011)  

Susanna De Schepper, '"For the Common Good and for the National Interest": Paratexts in English Translations of Navigational Works' in S.K.Barker and Brenda M. Hosington (eds.), Renaissance Cultural Crossroads: Translation, Print and Culture in Britain, 1473-1640 (2013) 

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

Anthony Grafton, Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge: Havard University Press, 2020)

Zachary Lesser, Ghosts, Holes, Rips and Scrapes: Shakespeare in 1619, Bibliography in the Longue Durée (Philadelphia: Penn Press, 2021)

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) esp introduction 

Th. Laurentius and Frans Laurentius, Watermarks in Paper from the South-West of France, 1560-1860 (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2018)

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

David McKitterick, The Invention of Rare Books: Private Interest and Public Memory, 1600-1840 (Cambridge: CUP, 2018) chapters 5 & 6  

Andrew Pettegree (ed.), Broadsheets: Single-Sheet Publishing in the First Age of Print   (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2017)  

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

Neil Rhodes, 'Status anxiety and English Renaissance translation' in  Helen Smith & Louise Wilson (eds.), Renaissance Paratexts  (Cambridge: CUP, 2011)

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

Willliam H. Sherman, 'The Beginning of 'The End': terminal paratext and the birth of print in  Helen Smith & Louise Wilson (eds.), Renaissance Paratexts  (Cambridge: CUP, 2011

Helen Smith, '"Imprinted by Simeon such a signe": reading early modern imprints' in Helen Smith & Louise Wilson (eds.), Renaissance Paratexts  (Cambridge: CUP, 2011)

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

Sarah Werner, Studying Early Printed Books, 1450-1800: A Practical Guide (Hoboken: Wiley Blackwell, 2019)    

 

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Music and Illustrations

Ronald Broude, ‘To Sing Upon the Book: Oral and Written Counterpoint in Early Modern Europe’, Textual Cultures 13.1 (2020), 75-105 Available online

Frederick Buylaert, Jelle de Rock and Anne-Laure Van Brunaene, 'City Portrait, Civic Body and Commerical Printing in Sixteenth-Century Ghent', Renaissance quarterly 68 (2015), 803-39

Mary Chan, ‘Music 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)  

Roger Chartier, ‘Texts and Images: The Arts of Dying, 1450-1600’ in The Cultural Uses of Print in Early Modern France (Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univeristy Press, 2019)  

Tim Clayton, ‘Book Illustration and the World of Prints’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain .vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

Falk Eisermann, ‘Mixing Pop and Politics: Origins, Transmission and Readers of Illustrated Broadsides in Fifteenth-century Germany’ in Kristian Jenson (ed), Incunabula and their Readers: Printing, Selling and Using Books in the Fifteenth Century (London: British Library, 2003)

Iain Fenlon, ‘Printed Polyphonic Choirbooks for the Spanish Market’ in Richard Kirwan and Sophie Mullins (eds.), Specialist markets in the early modern book world (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2015)  

Adam Fox, ‘Jockey and Jenny: English Broadside Ballads and the Invention of Scottishness’, Huntington Library Quarterly, 79 (2016), pp. 201–20   

Philip Gaskell, A New Introduction to Bibliography  (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972) 'Decoration and Illustration'

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

Yolande Hodson, ‘Maps, charts and atlases in Britain, 1690-1830’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

David Hunter, ‘Music’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

Malcolm Jones, The Print in Early Modern England: An Historical Oversight (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2010) Introduction and Chapter 11 '"Learning us to beware": Portents and Prodigies'  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

John N. King, 'Reading the Woodcuts in John Foxe's Book of Martyrs' in John N. King (ed.), Tudor Books and Readers (Cambridge: CUP, 2010)

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   

James Leith 'Ephemera: Civic Education through Images' in Robert Darnton and Daniel Roche (eds.), Revolution in Print: The Press in France 1775-1800 (Berkley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press, 1989) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Huub van der Linden, ‘Profit, Patronage and the Cultural Politics of Music Printing in Eighteenth-Century Italy: The Family and Finances of Giuseppe Antonio Silvani’, in Richard Kirwan and Sophie Mullins (eds.), Specialist markets in the early modern book world  (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2015)

Kate van Orden, Materialities : books, readers, and the chanson in sixteenth-century Europe  (Oxford: OUP, 2015) especially Introduction and chapter 2  

Helen Pierce, 'Images, Representation and Counter-representation' in Joad Raymond (ed.),  The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660 (Oxford: Oxford Univeristy Press, 2011) 

Rolf Reichart 'Prints: Images of the Bastille' in Robert Darnton and Daniel Roche (eds.), Revolution in Print: The Press in France 1775-1800 (Berkley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press, 1989)

Amelie Roper, ‘Poor Man’s Music? The Production of Song Pamphlets and Broadsheets in Sixteenth-Century Augsburg’ in Richard Kirwan and Sophie Mullins (eds.), Specialist markets in the early modern book world (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2015)

R. W. ScribnerFor the Sake of Simple Folk: Popular Propaganda for the German Reformation 2nd edn (Oxford: Clarendon, 1994) Chapter 2 'Images of Luther' and Chapter 8 'The Rhetoric of the Image'  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva     

Tessa Watt, Cheap Print & Popular Piety 1550-1640 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991) Chapter 4 'Idols in the Frontispiece' and Chapter 5 'Stories for Walls'   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Laurence Worms, ‘Maps and atlases’ 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)

Mary Beth Wynn ‘Illustrations in Parisian Books of Hours: Borders and Reportoires’ in Kristian Jenson, Incunabula and their Readers: Printing, Selling and Using Books in the Fifteenth Century (London: British Library, 2003)

Abby E. Zanger, ‘Making Books to Form Readers: Denis Janot's Recycled Images and the Materiality of Reading in Sixteenth-Century France’, French Historical Studies 41.3 (2018), 403-425  

 

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Book Ownership

Katherine Acheson (ed), Early modern English marginalia (New York & Abingdon: Routledge, 2018)    

Katherine Acheson, ‘The Occupation of the Margins: Writing, Space, and Early Modern Women’ in Katherine Acheson (ed.), Early modern English marginalia  (New York and London: Routledge, 2019)  

Karen Baston, Charles Areskine’s Library: Lawyers and Their Books at the Dawn of the Scottish Enlightenment (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2016)

Arianne Baggerman, Publishing Policies and Family Strategies: The Fortunes of a Dutch Publishing House in the 18th and early 19th Centuries (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014)

Diane E. Booton, Publishing networks in France in the early era of print (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018), especially chapter 5 

Joshua Calhoun, ‘Reading Habits and Reading Habitats; or, toward an Ecobibliography of Marginalia’ in Katherine Acheson (ed.), Early modern English marginalia  (New York and London: Routledge, 2019)

Andrew Cambers ‘Readers' marks and religious practice: Margaret Hoby's marginalia’ in John N. King (ed.)  Tudor books and readers : materiality and the construction of meaning  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Matthew Daniel Eddy, 'The Interactive Notebook: How Students Learned to Keep Notes during the Scottish Enlightenment', Book history 19 (2016), 86-131  

Mirjam M. Foot, “Bookbinding and the History of Books” in Nicolas Barker (ed.), A Potencie of Life (London: British Library, 1993), 113-26. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 16/10/2020)   

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)  

Miriam M. Foot, ‘Bookbinding’ 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)

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

Kristian Jensen, ‘Text-books in the universities: the evidence from the books’ in in Lotte Hellinga and J.B. Trapp (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. III 1400-1557 (Cambridge: CUP, 1999)  

Margaret Lane Ford, ‘Private ownership of printed books’ in Lotte Hellinga and J.B. Trapp (eds.),  The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. III 1400-1557 (Cambridge: CUP, 1999)  

Nicholas McDowell, ‘Wit, Conversation, and Literary Transmission in Mid-Seventeenth Century France and England: How Andrew Marvell Heard His Rabelais’ Renaissance Quarterly LXIX. (2016), pp. 940-965

David McKitterick, The Invention of Rare Books: Private Interest and Public Memory, 1600-1840 (Cambridge: CUP, 2018)  

Michael Mendle, ‘Preserving the Ephemeral: Reading, Collecting and the Pamphlet Culture of Seventeenth-Century England’ in Jennifer Andersen and Elizabeth Sauer (eds.), Books and readers in early modern England: material studies (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002) 

Lori Humphrey Newcomb, ‘Frances Wolfretson’s annotations as labours of love’ in Valerie Wayne (ed.), Women’s Labour and the History of the Book in Early Modern England (London & New York: The Arden Shakespeare Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2020)

Kate van Orden, Materialities : books, readers, and the chanson in sixteenth-century Europe  (Oxford: OUP, 2015) chapter 3  

Elizabeth Patton, ‘Praying in the Margins across the Reformation: Readers’ Marks in Early Tudor Books of Hours’ in Katherine Acheson (ed.), Early modern English marginalia  (New York and London: Routledge, 2019)

Nicholas Pickwood, ‘Bookbinding in the Eighteenth century’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain.vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)  

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

Austen Saunders, ‘Article of Assent: Clergymen’s Subscribed Copies of the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England’ in Katherine Acheson (ed.), Early modern English marginalia  (New York and London: Routledge, 2019)

Jason Scott-Warren, ‘Cut-and-Paste Bookmaking: The Private/Public Agency of Robert Nicolson’ in Katherine Acheson (ed.), Early modern English marginalia  (New York and London: Routledge, 2019)

William H. Sherman, ‘What did Renaissance Readers Write in their books?’ in Jennifer Andersen and Elizabeth Sauer (eds.), Books and readers in early modern England : material studies  (Philadelphia: U Pennsylvania P, 2002)    

William H. Sherman, ‘The Social Life of Books’ in Joad Raymond (ed.), Cheap print in Britain and Ireland up to 1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)  

William H. Sherman, Used Books: Marking Readers in Renaissance England (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008) especially Introduction and Afterword      

Emma Smith, ‘Marital Marginalia: The Seventeenth-Century Library of Thomas and Isabella Hervey’ in Katherine Acheson (ed.), Early modern English marginalia  (New York and London: Routledge, 2019) 

Adam Smyth, ‘Book Marks: Object Traces in Early Modern Books’ in Katherine Acheson (ed.), Early modern English marginalia  (New York and London: Routledge, 2019)

Malcolm Walsby, The printed book in Brittany, 1484-1600 (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2011) chapter 6 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

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

Georgianna Ziegler, ‘Patterns in women’s book ownership, 1500-1700’ in Valerie Wayne (ed.), Women’s Labour and the History of the Book in Early Modern England (London & New York: The Arden Shakespeare Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2020)

 

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The Print Shop

NB When preparing work on this, look at the reading list for ‘The Book trade’ too, as there is a lot of overlap in the scholarship

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

John Barnard and Maureen Bell, ‘The English Provinces’ 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)

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)

Diane E. Booton, Publishing networks in France in the early era of print (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018)

Frederick Buylaert, Jelle de Rock and Anne-Laure Van Brunaene, 'City Portrait, Civic Body and Commerical Printing in Sixteenth-Century Ghent', Renaissance quarterly 68 (2015), 803-39

James J. Caudle, ‘Richard Francklin: a controversial publisher, bookseller and printer, 1718-1756’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain.vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

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

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

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 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .    

Robert Darnton, ‘Workers in Revolt: The Great Cat Massacre of the Rue Saint-Séverin’ in The Great Cat Massacre and other episodes from French Cultural History reedition (New York: Basic Books, 2009)  

Robert Darnton, 'The travels of a publisher's Sales Rep, 1775-76', Book history 20 (2017)

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

Chrisina Dondi, ‘Printers, Traders and their Confraternities in Fifteenth-Century Venice’ in Renaud Adam, Anne Kelders, Claude Sorgeloos and David J. Shaw, Urban networks and the printing trade in early modern Europe (15th-18th century) : papers presented on 6 Novemeber 2009, at the CERL Seminar hosted by the Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels  (London: Consortium of European Research Libraries, 2010) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 16/10/2020)     

Elizabeth Evenden, 'The Michael Wood mystery: William Cecil and the Lincolnshire printing of John Day', The Sixteenth century journal. , 35.2 (2004), pp. 383 - 394. 

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, 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     

Elizabeth Evenden & Thomas S. Freeman,  'John Foxe, John Day and the Printing of the Book of Martyrs' in Robin Myers, Michael Harris & Giles Mandelbrote (eds.), Lives in Print: Biography and the Book Trade from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century  (London: Oak Knoll Press & British Library, 2002)  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 16/10/2020)    

Alan B. Farmer, ‘Widow Publishers in London, 1540-1640’ in Valerie Wayne (ed.), Women’s Labour and the History of the Book in Early Modern England (London & New York: The Arden Shakespeare Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2020)  

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

Lucien Febvre & Henri-Jean Martin, The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800  (various eds) – esp chapters 4-6 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 15/10/2020)     

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

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

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 

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, '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  

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

Michiel van Groesen, The Representations of the Overseas World in the De Bry Collection of Voyages (1590-1634) (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2008)

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

Lotte Hellinga, ‘Tradition and Renewal: Establishing the Chronology of Wynken de Worde’s Early Work’, in Kristian Jenson (ed), Incunabula and their Readers: Printing, Selling and Using Books in the Fifteenth Century (London: British Library, 2003)

Alexandra Hill, Lost Books and Printing in London, 1557-1640: An Analysis of the Stationers’ Company Register (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2018)

John Hinks, 'The Book Trade in Early Modern Britain: Centres, Peripheries and Networks' in Benito Rial Costas (ed), Print Culture and Peripheries in Early Modern Europe  (Leiden: Brill, 2013)  

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 

Clifford Chalmers Huffman, Elizabethan Impressions: John Wolfe and His Press (New York: AMS Press, 1988)

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: University of Chicago Press, 2010), 17-40.  

Justyna Killańczyk-Zięba, ‘The Book Inventory of the Sixteenth-Century Krakow Bookbinder, Maciej Przywilcki’ in Malcolm Walsby and Natasha Constantinidou (eds.), Documenting the early modern book world : inventories and catalogues in manuscript and print (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013)

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

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 

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 

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

Keith Maslen, ‘A year’s work in the London printing house of the Boyers’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

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

Ian Maxted, 'Impressoire Arte: The Impact of Printing in Exeter and Devon' in  Benito Rial Costas (ed), Print Culture and Peripheries in Early Modern Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2013)

Paula McDowall, ‘“On behalf of the Printers”: A Late Stuart Printer-Author and her causes’ in 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)

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)  

David McKitterick, ‘University printing at Oxford and Cambridge’ 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)

David McKitterick, ‘The London Book Trade in Context’ in Renaud Adam, Anne Kelders, Claude Sorgeloos and David J. Shaw, Urban networks and the printing trade in early modern Europe (15th-18th century) : papers presented on 6 Novemeber 2009, at the CERL Seminar hosted by the Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels  (London: Consortium of European Research Libraries, 2010) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva     

Jane McLeod, Licensing loyalty : printers, patrons, and the state in early modern France (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011)

Jean-Dominique Mellot & Anne Boyer, ‘The French printing and publishing network through the corpus of the Répertoire d’imprimeurs/libraires of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (15th-18th Century’ in Renaud Adam, Anne Kelders, Claude Sorgeloos and David J. Shaw, Urban networks and the printing trade in early modern Europe (15th-18th century) : papers presented on 6 Novemeber 2009, at the CERL Seminar hosted by the Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels  (London: Consortium of European Research Libraries, 2010) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 16/10/2020) 

James Mosely, ‘The Technologies of Printing’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain.vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

Lisa Murca, ‘Bodies of Type: The Work of Textual Production in English Printer’s Manuals’ Eighteenth-Century Studies, 36.3 (2003), 321-343

Sarah Neville, ‘Female Stationers and their second-plus husbands’ in Valerie Wayne (ed.), Women’s Labour and the History of the Book in Early Modern England (London & New York: The Arden Shakespeare Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2020)

Angela Nuovo, The book trade in the Italian Renaissance  (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013) especially chapters III ‘Press Runs’, IV ‘Warehouses’,  VII ‘Distribution’, IX ‘Retail Sales: Distribution’, X ‘Shop Inventories’ and XI ‘Managing a Bookshop’  

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

Andrew Pettegree, Brand Luther (New York: Penguin Books, 2017) Chapter 4 'The Eye of the Storm' and Chapter 6 'Brand Luther' 

Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen, The Dutch Republic and the birth of Modern Advertising (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2020)  

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

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

James Raven, ‘The economic context’ 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)

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 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 16/10/2020)   

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

Stephen Rawles, Denis Janot (fl. 1529-1544), Parisian Printer and Bookseller: A Bibliography (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2018)

Joad Raymond, ‘The Development of the Book Trade in England’ in 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) especially chapters 3 & 4

Benito Rial Costas, ‘The Inventory of Beatriz Pacheco’s Bookshop (Santiago De Compstella, 1563)’ in Malcolm Walsby, Malcolm Walsby and Natasha Constantinidou (eds.), Documenting the early modern book world : inventories and catalogues in manuscript and print (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013)

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)

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

Brian Richardson, Printing, writers, and readers in Renaissance Italy (Cambridge: CUP, 1998) chapter 2  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 19/10/2020)  

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

Stijn Van Rossem, ‘Books and the City: The Urban Networks of the Verdussen Family’ in  Renaud Adam, Anne Kelders, Claude Sorgeloos and David J. Shaw, Urban networks and the printing trade in early modern Europe (15th-18th century) : papers presented on 6 Novemeber 2009, at the CERL Seminar hosted by the Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels  (London: Consortium of European Research Libraries, 2010)

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

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

Valentina Sebastiani, Johann Froben, Printer of Basel: A Biographical Profile and Catalogue of His Editions (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2018)

Helen Smith, ‘Grossly Material Things’: Women and Book Production in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012) especially chapters 3 and 4

Helen Smith, ‘Afterword: Widows, orphans and other errors’ in Valerie Wayne (ed.), Women’s Labour and the History of the Book in Early Modern England (London & New York: The Arden Shakespeare Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2020)

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

Malcolm Walsby, 'Plantin and the French Book Market' in Matthew McLean and Sara Barker (eds.), International Exchange in the Early Modern Book World (Leiden: Brill, 2016) 

Malcolm Walsby, Booksellers and Printers in Provincial France, 1470-1600 (Leiden and London: Brill, 2020)

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

Sarah Werner, Studying Early Printed Books, 1450-1800: A Practical Guide (Hoboken: Wiley Blackwell, 2019) especially Part 1 ‘Overview’  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva    

  

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The Book Trade

NB When preparing work on this, look at the reading list for ‘The Print Shop’ too, as there is a lot of overlap in the scholarship

 

Hugh Amory, ‘British books aboard: the American colonies’ 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)

Zsuzsa Barbarics-Hermanik, ‘European Books for the Ottoman Market’ in Richard Kirwan and Sophie Mullins (eds.), Specialist markets in the early modern book world (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2015)

Nicolás Bas Martín, Spanish Books in the Europe of the Enlightenment (Paris and London): A View from Abroad (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2018)

Iain Beavan and Warren McDougall, ‘The Scottish book trade’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

Maureen Bell and John Hinks, ‘The English provincial book trade: evidence from the British book trade index’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)  

Charles Benson, ‘The Irish trade’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

Erika Mary Boekler, ‘Left to their own devices: Sixteenth-century widows and their printers’ devices’ in Valerie Wayne (ed.), Women’s Labour and the History of the Book in Early Modern England (London & New York: The Arden Shakespeare Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2020)

Asa Briggs, ‘The Longmans and the book trade’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

Susan Boomhall, Women and the Book Trade in Sixteenth-Century France (Routledge, 2002)

Carols H. Caracciolo, "Natural Disasters and the European Printed News Network" in Joad Raymond & Noah Moxham (eds), News Networks in Early Modern Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2016)

Caroline Duroselle-Melish, "Centre and Periphery? Relations between Frankfurt and Bologna in the Transnational Book Trade of the 1600s" in Matthew McLean and Sara Barker (eds.), International Exchange in the Early Modern Book World   (Leiden: Brill, 2016)  

Martine van Elk, ‘“Famed as far as one finds books”: Women in the Dutch and English book trades’ in Valerie Wayne (ed.), Women’s Labour and the History of the Book in Early Modern England (London & New York: The Arden Shakespeare Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2020)  

Bernhard Fabian and Marie-Luise Spieckermann, ‘The English book on the Continent’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain.vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

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

C. Y. Ferdinand, ‘Newspapers and the sale of books in the provinces’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

John L. Flood, ‘“Volontes Sibi Comparare Infrascriptos Libros Impressos…”: Printed Books as a Commercial Commodity in the Fifteenth Century’ in Kristian Jenson (ed.), Incunabula and their Readers: Printing, Selling and Using Books in the Fifteenth Century (London: British Library, 2003)

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.  

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

Shanti Graheli, ‘Italian Books and French Medical libraries in the Renaissance’ in Daniel Bellingradt, Paul Nelles and Jeroen Salman (eds.), Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe: Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption (Cham: Palgrave, 2017)

James N. Green, ‘The British Book in North America’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

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) – introduction  

Lotte Hellinga, Incunabula in Transit: People and Trade  (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2018), especially chapters 1, 2 & 4

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 

P.G. Hoftijzer, ‘British books abroad: the Continent’ 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)  

P.G. Hoftijzer and O.S. Lankhorst, ‘Continental imports to Britain, 1695-1740’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)  

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

Nina Lamal, "'Translated and Often Printed in Most Languages of Europe": Movement and Translations of Italian Historys on the Dutch Revolt across Europe" in Matthew McLean and Sara Barker (eds.), International exchange in the early modern book world  (Leiden: Brill, 2016)

Margaret Lane Ford, ‘Importation of printed books into England and Scotland’ in Lotte Hellinga and J.B. Trapp (eds.),  The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. III 1400-1557 (Cambridge: CUP, 1999)

Zachary Lesser, Ghosts, Holes, Rips and Scrapes: Shakespeare in 1619, Bibliography in the Longue Durée (Philadelphia: Penn Press, 2021)

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

Alberto Milano, "'Selling Prints for the Remondi': Italian Peddlars Travelling through Europe in the Eighteenth Century" in Roeland Harms, Joad Raymond & Jeroen Salman, Not Dead Things: The Dissemination of Popular Print in England and Wales, Italy and the Low Countries, 1500-1820 (Leiden: Brill, 2013)

Paul Nelles, ‘Conrad Geessner and the Mobility of the Book: Zurich, Frankfurt, Venice (1543)’ in Daniel Bellingradt, Paul Nelles and Jeroen Salman (eds.), Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe: Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption (Cham: Palgrave, 2017)

Angela Nuovo, The Book Trade in the Italian Renaissance (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013)  especially chapters I, II, VII, VIII, IX

Jason Peacey, ‘“Wandering with Pamphlets”: The Infrastructure of News Circulation in Civil War England’ in 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)

Andrew Pettegree, ‘Centre and Periphery in the European Book World’ , Transactions of the Royal Historical Society Sixth Series, Vol. 18 (2008)

Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen, The Bookshop of the World: Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden Age (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2019)

Goran Proot, ‘Shifting Price Levels of Books Produced at the Officina Plantiniana in Antwerp, 1580-1655’ in Massimo Rospocher, Jeroen Salman and Hannu Salmi (eds.), Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures: Popular Print in Europe (1450-1900) (Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter, 2019)   

James Raven, The Business of Books: Booksellers and the English Book Trade (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2007)

James Raven, ‘London and the central sites of the English book trade’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

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

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: Toronto University Press, 2015) 

Joad Raymond (ed.), Cheap print in Britain and Ireland up to 1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011) – especially part II on International comparisons

Joad Raymond, "Matter, Sociability and Space: Some ways of Looking at the History of Books" in Daniel Belllingradt, Paul Nelles & Jeroen Salman (eds), Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe: Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)  

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 and Boston: Brill, 2013)

Geoffrey Roper, "Printed in Europe, Consumed in Ottoman Lands: European Books in the Middle East, 1514-1842" in Daniel Belllingradt, Paul Nelles & Jeroen Salman (eds), Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe: Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) 

Pedro Rueda Ramírez and Lluís Agustí Ruiz, ‘Early Printed Book Sale Catalogues from Seville: The Extension of the European Book Market into Mexico (1680–1689)’ in Richard Kirwan and Sophie Mullins (eds.), Specialist markets in the early modern book world  (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2015)  

Valentina Sebastiani, Johann Froben, Printer of Basel: A Biographical Profile and Catalogue of His Editions (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2018)

Jeroen Salman, ‘Pedlars in the Netherlands from 1600 10 1850: Nuisance or Necessity?’ in 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)

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

Rosa Salzburg, ‘Print Peddling and Urban Culture in Renaissance Italy’ in 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)

Jordi Sánchez-Martí ‘The Printed Popularization of the Iberian Books of Chivalry across Sixteenth-Century Europe’ in Massimo Rospocher, Jeroen Salman and Hannu Salmi (eds.), Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures: Popular Print in Europe (1450-1900) (Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter, 2019)

Graham Shaw, ‘The British Book in India’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain.vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

Michael L. Turner, ‘Personnel within the London book trades: evidence from the Stationers’ Company’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain.vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

Malcolm Walsby and Graeme Kemp (eds.), The Book Triumphant: Print in Transition in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012)

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)  

Malcolm Walsby, Booksellers and Printers in Provincial France, 1470-1600 (Leiden and London: Brill, 2020)

Alexander Samuel Wilkinson and Alejandra Ulla Lorenzo (eds.), A Maturing Market: The Iberian Book World in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2017)

 

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Reading and Literacy

Anna Bayman, ‘Printing, Learning and the Unlearned’ in Joad Raymond (ed.), Cheap print in Britain and Ireland up to 1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)  

Karen Baston, Charles Areskine’s Library: Lawyers and Their Books at the Dawn of the Scottish Enlightenment (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2016)

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

Scott Black,  Of Essays and Reading in Early Modern Britain (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2006)   

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)  

Ann Blair, ‘Errata Lists and the Reader as Corrector’ in 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)

Diane E. Booton, Publishing networks in France in the early era of print (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018), chapter 5 

Claire M. L. Bourne, ‘Vide Supplementum: Early Modern Collation as Play-Reading’ in Katherine Acheson (ed.), Early Modern English Marginalia (New York and London: Routledge, 2019)

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

Heidi Brayman Hackel, ‘Popular Literacy and Society’ in Joad Raymond (ed.), Cheap print in Britain and Ireland up to 1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)  

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

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

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

Richard CalisFrederic ClarkChristian FlowAnthony GraftonMadeline McMahonJennifer M Rampling, 'Passing The Book: Cultures of Reading in the Winthrop Family, 1580–1730', Past and Present 241.1 (2018), 69-141

Andrew Cambers ‘Readers' marks and religious practice: Margaret Hoby's marginalia’ in John N. King (ed.)  Tudor books and readers : materiality and the construction of meaning (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010) 

Guglielmo Cavallo and Roger Chartier (eds.), A History of Reading in the West (Oxford: Polity, 2003)    

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)

Roger Chartier, ‘Reading Matter and ‘Popular’ Reading: From the Renaissance to the Seventeenth Century’ in Guglielmo Cavallo and Roger Chartier (eds.), A History of Reading in the West (Oxford: Polity, 2003)

Roger Chartier, ‘Introduction: Reading Practices and the Materiality of Texts’, French Historical Studies 41.3 (2018), 397-401

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)

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

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

Robert Darnton, ‘Peasants Tell Tales: The Meaning of Mother Goose’ from The Great Cat Massacre and other episodes from French Cultural History (New York : Basic Books, [2009], c1984)   

Robert Darnton, 'The History of Reading' in Peter Burke (ed), New Perspectives on Historical Writing (Cambridge: Polity, 2001) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva     

Joan Davies, ‘A Student Library in sixteenth-century Toulouse’, History of Universities 3 (1983), 61-86 

Natalie Zemon Davis, ‘Strikes and Salvation’ in Society and Culture in Early Modern France (various eds)

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  

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

Stephen B. Dobranski, ‘Reading Strategies’ in Joad Raymond (ed.), Cheap print in Britain and Ireland up to 1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)  

Mary Kay Duggan, ‘Reading Liturgical Books’ in Kristian Jenson (ed.), Incunabula and their Readers: Printing, Selling and Using Books in the Fifteenth Century (London: British Library, 2003)

Vivienne S. Durstan, ‘Reading Strategies in Scotland circa 1750-1820’  in Daniel Bellingradt, Paul Nelles and Jeroen Salman (eds.), Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe: Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption (Cham: Palgrave, 2017)

Matthew Daniel Eddy, 'The Interactive Notebook: How Students Learned to Keep Notes during the Scottish Enlightenment', Book history 19 (2016), 86-131

Falk Eisermann, ‘Mixing Pop and Politics: Origins, Transmission and Readers of Illustrated Broadsides in Fifteenth-century Germany’ in Kristian Jenson (ed), Incunabula and their Readers: Printing, Selling and Using Books in the Fifteenth Century (London: British Library, 2003)

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

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 

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 

Adam Fox, ‘Words, Words, Words: Education, Literacy and Print’, in Keith Wrightson (ed.), A Social History of England, 1500–1750 (Cambridge University Press, 2017), pp. 129–51 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

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

John Gallagher, ‘The Italian London of John North: Cultural Contact and Linguistic Encounter in Early Modern England’, Renaissance Quarterly LXX.1 (2017), pp. 88-131

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

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

Jean-François Gilmont, ‘Protestant Reformations and Reading’ in Guglielmo Cavallo and Roger Chartier (eds.), A History of Reading in the West (Oxford: Polity, 2003)

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)

Anthony Grafton, ‘The Humanist as reader’ in Guglielmo Cavallo and Roger Chartier (eds.), A History of Reading in the West (Oxford: Polity, 2003)

Anthony Grafton and William Sherman, 'In the Margins of Josephus: Two ways of reading', International Journal of the Classical Tradition 23.3 (2016), 213-238

Lisa Jane Graham, ‘What Made Reading Dangerous in Eighteenth-Century France?’, French Historical Studies 41.3 (2018), 449-471

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

Michiel van Groesen, The Representations of the Overseas World in the De Bry Collection of Voyages (1590-1634) (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2008)

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  .

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). 

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.

Dominique Julia, Reading and the Counter-Reformation’ in Guglielmo Cavallo and Roger Chartier (eds.), A History of Reading in the West (Oxford: Polity, 2003)

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).

Alexander Marr, ‘Learned Benefaction: Science, Civility and Donations of Books and Instruments to the Bodlian Library before 1605’ in Malcolm Walsby and Natasha Constantinidou (eds.), Documenting the early modern book world : inventories and catalogues in manuscript and print (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013)

Carol M. Meale and Julia Boffey, ‘Gentlewomen’s reading’ in in Lotte Hellinga and J.B. Trapp (eds.),  The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. III 1400-1557 (Cambridge: CUP, 1999)

Nicholas McDowell, ‘Wit, Conversation, and Literary Transmission in Mid-Seventeenth Century France and England: How Andrew Marvell Heard His Rabelais’ Renaissance Quarterly LXIX. (2016), pp. 940-965

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

Rosemary O'Day, Education and society, 1500-1800 : the social foundations of education in early modern Britain (London; New York : Longman, 1982) esp chapters 10 & 11

Kate van Orden, Materialities : books, readers, and the chanson in sixteenth-century Europe (Oxford: OUP, 2015) chapters 4 & 6

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)

Brian Richardson, Printing, writers, and readers in Renaissance Italy (Cambridge: CUP, 1998) chapter 5

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  

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

Thierry Rigone, ‘Reading in Cafés, 1660-1800’, French Historical Studies 41.3 (2018), 473-494  

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.  

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, ‘What did Renaissance Readers Write in their books?’ in Jennifer Andersen and Elizabeth Sauer (eds.), Books and readers in early modern England: material studies  (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002)  

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

William H. Sherman, ‘The Social Life of Books’ in Joad Raymond (ed.), Cheap print in Britain and Ireland up to 1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)  

Helen Smith, ‘Grossly Material Things’: Women and Book Production in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012) chapter 5

Margaret Spufford, Small Books and Pleasant Histories: Popular Fiction and its Readership in Seventeenth-Century England (Cambridge: CUP, 1981) esp chapter 2   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Peter Stallybrass, ‘Books and Scrolls: Navigating the Bible’ in Jennifer Andersen and Elizabeth Sauer (eds.), Books and readers in early modern England : material studies  (Philadelphia: U Pennsylvania P, 2002)  

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     

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

Mark Towsey and Kyle B. Roberts (eds.), Before the Public Library: Reading, Community, and Identity in the Atlantic World, 1650-1850 (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2018)

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)

Gregory Turnovsky, ‘Literary History Meets the History of Reading: The Case of La Princesse de Clèves and Its (Non)readers’, French Historical Studies 41.3 (2018), 427-447

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

Malcolm Walsby, The printed book in Brittany, 1484-1600 (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2011) chapter 6

Malcolm Walsby, ‘Book Lists and their Meaning’ in Malcolm Walsby and Natasha Constantinidou (eds.), Documenting the early modern book world : inventories and catalogues in manuscript and print (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013)

Reinhard Wittman, 'Was there a reading revolution at the end of the eighteenth century?' in Guglielmo Cavallo and Roger Chartier (eds.), A History of Reading in the West  (Oxford: Polity, 2003) 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

Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich, ‘Reader, maker, mentor: The Countess of Huntingdon and her network’ in Valerie Wayne (ed.), Women’s Labour and the History of the Book in Early Modern England (London & New York: The Arden Shakespeare Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2020)  

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Libraries

David Allan, ‘”The Advantages of Literature”: The Subscription Library in Georgian Britain in Alice Crawford (ed.), The meaning of the library : a cultural history (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015)  

Janet Backhouse, ‘The Royal Library from Edward IV to Henry VII’ in in Lotte Hellinga and J.B. Trapp (eds.),  The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. III 1400-1557 (Cambridge: CUP, 1999)

Karen Baston, Charles Areskine’s Library: Lawyers and Their Books at the Dawn of the Scottish Enlightenment (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2016)

Annika Bautz & James Gregory (eds.), Libraries, Books and Collectors of Texts, 1600-1900 (Routledge, 2018)

Barbara Benedict, 'Reading Collections: The Literary Discource of Eighteenth-Century Libraries' in Ina Ferris and Paul Keen (eds.), Bookish Histories: Books, Literature and Commercial Modernity, 1700-1900 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009)

Heidi Braymen Hackel, ‘The Countess of Bridgewater’s London Library’ in Jennifer Andersen and Elizabeth Sauer (eds.), Books and readers in early modern England: material studies (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002)

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  

James P. Carley, ‘The Royal Library under Henry VIII’ in in Lotte Hellinga and J.B. Trapp (eds.),  The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. III 1400-1557 (Cambridge: CUP, 1999)

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

Mary Clapinson, "The Bodleian Library and Its Readers, 1602-1652", Bodleian Library Record 19.1 (2006), 36-37 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Robert Darnton, ‘From Printing Shops to Bookshelves: How Books began the journey to enlightenment libraries’ in Alice Crawford (ed.), The meaning of the library: a cultural history (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015)   

J. Davies, ‘A Student Library in sixteenth-century Toulouse’, History of Universities 3 (1983), 61-86 

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

Shanti Graheli, ‘How to build a library across Early Modern Europe: The Network of Claude Expilly’ in Matthew McLean & Sara Barker (eds.), International exchange in the early modern book world  (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016)  

Giovanna Granta, ‘Books without borders: The presence of the European Printing Press in the Italian Religious Libraries at the end of the Sixteenth Century’ in Matthew McLean & Sara Barker (eds.), International exchange in the early modern book world (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016)

Marcella Grendler, "A Greek Collection in Padua: The Library of Gian Vincenzo Pinelli (1535-1601)", Renaissance Quarterly 33 (1980), 386-416

Marcella Grendler, "Book Collecting in Counter-Reformation Italy: The Library of Gian Vincenzo Pinelli (1535-1601), Journal of Library History 16 (1981), 144-51 Available online.

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

Anthony Hobson, "A Sale by Candle in 1608", Library ser. 5. 26 (1971), 215-33 Available online 

Lotte Labowsky, Bessarion's Library and the Biblioteca Marciana: Six Early Inventories (Rome: Edizione di storia e letteratura, 1979)

E.S. Leedham-Green, Books in Cambridge Inventories: Book Lists from the Vice-Chancellor's Court Probate Inventories in the Tudor and Stuart Period (Cambridge: CUP, 1986)  

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)

E. S. Leedham-Green & Theresa Webber (eds.), The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland,Vol. 1 to 1640 (Cambridge: CUP, 2006)

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

Giles Mandelbrote and K. A. Manley (eds.), The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland Vol. 2 1640-1850 (Cambridge: CUP, 2006)

Alexander Marr, ‘Learned Benefaction: Science, Civility and Donations of Books and Instruments to the Bodlian Library before 1605’ in Malcolm Walsby and Natasha Constantinidou (eds.), Documenting the early modern book world : inventories and catalogues in manuscript and print (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013)

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)

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)

Ian Philip, The Bodleian Library in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983)

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

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

James Raven, ‘Bibliomania and the private library’, Library & information history 29: 3 (Aug. 2013)

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 the Renaissance, Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, 8 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2004), pp. 85-104    

William H. Sherman, Used Books: Marking Readers in Renaissance England (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008) esp Introduction & Chapter 4  

Jacob van Sluis, The Library of Franeker University in Context, 1585-1843 (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2020)

Adam Smyth, 'Burning to Read: Ben Jonson's Library Fire of 1623' in G. Partington & A. Smyth, Book destruction from the medieval to the contemporary (Palgrave, 2014)  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 19/10/2020) 

Jenny Stratford, ‘The early royal collections and the Royal Library to 1461’ in in Lotte Hellinga and J.B. Trapp (eds.),  The Cambridge history of the book in Britain vol. III 1400-1557 (Cambridge: CUP, 1999)

Marcus Tanner, The Raven King: Matthius Corvinus and the Fate of His Lost Library (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006)

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.

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 & information history 29.3 (2013), 210-222. 

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)

Mark Towsey and Kyle B. Roberts (eds.), Before the Public Library: Reading, Community, and Identity in the Atlantic World, 1650-1850  (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2018)

Bettina Wagner, ‘Librii Impressi Bibliothecae Monasterii Sancti Emmerammi: The Incunable Collection of St Emmeram, Regensburg and its Catalogue of 1501’ in Kristian Jenson (ed), Incunabula and their Readers: Printing, Selling and Using Books in the Fifteenth Century (London: British Library, 2003)

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

Malcolm Walsby, ‘The Library of the Breton Jurist and Historian Bertrand d’Argentré in 1582’ in Malcolm Walsby and Natasha Constantinidou (eds.), Documenting the early modern book world: inventories and catalogues in manuscript and print (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013)

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

Edward Wilson-Lee, The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Young Colombus and the Quest for a Universal Library (London: William Collins, 2018)

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

Matthew Yeo, The Acquisition of Books by Chetham's Library, 1655-1700 (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2011)

 

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The Reformation and Print

Paul Begheyn SJ, Jesuit Books in the Dutch Republic and its Generality Lands 1567-1773: A Bibliography (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014)

Stephen G. Burnett, Christian Hebraism in the Reformation Era (1500-1660): Authors, Books, and the Transmission of Jewish Learning (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012)

Andrew Cambers, ‘Readers' marks and religious practice: Margaret Hoby's marginalia’ in John N. King (ed.)  Tudor books and readers : materiality and the construction of meaning  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Patrick Collinson, Arnold Hunt and Alexandra Walsham, ‘Religious Publishing in England 1557-1640’ 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)  

David J. Davis, Seeing Faith, Printing Pictures: Religious Identity during the English Reformation (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013)

Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe  (Cambridge: CUP, 2012), chapter 6 'Western Christendom disrupted: resetting the stage for the Reformation' (NB this is the abbreviated version of The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, which is also available online if you want to read the longer version!)  

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  Vol. 119 No. 484 (2004), pp. 1288 - 1307

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. 

Adam Fox, ‘Religious Satire in English Towns, 1570-1640’, in Patrick Collinson and John Craig (eds.), The Reformation in the English Towns, 1500-1640 (Macmillan, 1998), pp. 221–40

Adam Fox, ‘Popular Religion and Popular Print in Early Modern England’, in Heinz Schilling and Stefan Ehrenpreis (eds.), Zeitschrift für historische Forschung (Duncker and Humblot, Berlin, 2007), pp. 213–27 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 05/01/2021)   

Jean-François Gilmont, ‘Protestant Reformations and Reading’ in Guglielmo Cavallo and Roger Chartier (eds.), A History of Reading in the West (Oxford: Polity, 2003)

Bruce Gordon and Matthew McLean (eds.), Shaping the Bible in the Reformation: Books, Scholars and Their Readers in the Sixteenth Century (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012)

Ian Green and Kate Peters, ‘Religious Publishing in England 1640-1695’ 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)

R. Po-Chia Hsia, The World of Catholic Renewal 1540-1770 (Cambridge: CUP, 2005), 'The Catholic Book'  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Kristian Jenson, ‘Printing the Bible in the Fifteenth Century: Devotion, Philology and Commerce’ in Kristian Jenson (ed.), Incunabula and their Readers: Printing, Selling and Using Books in the Fifteenth Century (London: British Library, 2003) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Dominique Julia, ‘Reading and the Counter-Reformation’ in Guglielmo Cavallo and Roger Chartier (eds.), A History of Reading in the West (Oxford: Polity, 2003)

John N. King, 'Reading the Woodcuts in John Foxe's Book of Martyrs' in John N. King (ed.), Tudor Books and Readers (Cambridge: CUP, 2010)

Peter Lake, ‘Religion and Cheap Print’ in Joad Raymond (ed.), Cheap print in Britain and Ireland up to 1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)  

Natalia Maillard Álvarez (ed.), Books in the Catholic World during the Early Modern Period (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014)

Peter Matheson, The Rhetoric of the Reformation (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1998), Chapter 2 'The Emergence of a Public Opinion' Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

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

Mary Morrissey, 'Sermons, Primers and Prayerbooks' in  Joad Raymond (ed.), The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture Vol 1 Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660 

Paul Nelles, 'Three audiences for religious books in sixteenth-century France' in Andrew Pettegree, Paul Nelles and Philip Conner (eds.), The Sixteenth-century French Religious Book  (Ashgate: Aldershot, 2001)

Elizabeth Patton, ‘Praying in the Margins across the Reformation: Readers’ Marks in Early Tudor Books of Hours’ in Katherine Acheson (ed.), Early Modern English Marginalia (New York and London: Routledge, 2019)

Kate Peters, ‘The Dissemination of Quaker Pamphlets in the 1650s’ in 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)

Andrew Pettegree, Reformation and the Culture of Persuasion (Cambridge: CUP, 2005), especially chapters 6 'Industry and Intellect' and 7 'Pamphlets and persuasion' 

Andrew Pettegree, Brand Luther (New York: Penguin Books, 2016)

Virginia Reinburg, French books of hours: making an archive of prayer, c. 1400-1600 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Austen Saunders, ‘Article of Assent: Clergymen’s Subscribed Copies of the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England’ in Katherine Acheson (ed.), Early Modern English Marginalia (New York and London: Routledge, 2019)

William H. Sherman, Used Books: Marking Readers in Renaissance England (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008) especially chapters 4 and 5

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

Malcolm Walsby, The Printed Book in Brittany, 1484-1600 (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2011), especially chapters 7 and 8

Malcolm Walsby and Graeme Kemp (eds.), The Book Triumphant: Print in Transition in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012)

 

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The French Wars of Religion

Sara Barker, ‘Translating Treason: Printed Accounts of Conspiracies Against Henri IV in France and England’ in Alexander S. Wilkinson and Graeme J. Kemp (eds.), Negotiating Conflict and Controversy in the Early Modern Book World (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2019)

David A. Bell, ‘Unmasking a King: The Political Uses of Popular Literature under the French Catholic League 1588-1589’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 20 (1989), 371-386

Philip Benedict, ‘Of Marmites and Martyrs: Images and Polemics in the Wars of Religion’, in The French Renaissance in prints : from the Bibliothèque nationale de France., (Los Angeles, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, University of California, 1994), pp. 109-37 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Philip Benedict, Lawrence M. Bryant, and Kristen B. Neuschel, 'Graphic History: What Readers Knew and Were Taught in the Quarante Tableaux of Perrissin and Tortorel', French historical studies., 28 (2005), 175-229

Philip Benedict, Graphic history : the Wars, massacres and troubles of Tortorel and Perrissin (Geneva, Droz, 2007)

Keith Cameron, ‘Henri III – the Anti-Christian King? ’ Journal of European studies 4 (1974), 152-163

Keith Cameron, Henri III, a maligned or malignant king? : (aspects of the satirical iconography of Henri de Valois) (Exeter, University of Exeter Press, 1978)

Edwin Andrew Goi, 'Pamphleteering and Honour in Early Modern France: the Wars of the Mother and Son, 1619-1620’ in Alexander S. Wilkinson and Graeme J. Kemp (eds.), Negotiating Conflict and Controversy in the Early Modern Book World (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2019)

Marc W.S. Jaffré, ‘A Household Affair: Henri IV’s Royal Printers, 1589-1595’ in Alexander S. Wilkinson and Graeme J. Kemp (eds.), Negotiating Conflict and Controversy in the Early Modern Book World (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2019)

Lisa Ferraro Parmelee, Good newes from Fraunce : French anti-League propaganda in late Elizabethan England (Rochester, NY, University of Rochester Press,1996)

Jonathan Patterson, 'Obscenity and Censorship in the Reign of Henri III', Renaissance Quarterly 70.4 (2017), 1321-1365

Andrew Pettegree, Huguenot voices : the book and the communication process during the Protestant Reformation (Greenville: Brewster Lecture Series, 2000)  

Andrew Pettegree, Paul Nelles and Philip Conner (eds.), The Sixteenth-century French Religious Book   (Ashgate: Aldershot, 2001)

Andrew Pettegree, 'Protestantism, Publication and the French Wars of Religion: The Case of Caen' in The French Book and the European Book World  (Leiden: Brill, 2007)  

Andrew Pettegree, 'Protestant Printing during the French Wars of Religion: The Lyon Press of Jean Saugrain'  in The French Book and the European Book World (Leiden: Brill, 2007)  

Andrew Pettegree, 'Genevan Print and the Coming of the Wars of Religion'  in The French Book and the European Book World (Leiden: Brill, 2007)

Luc Racaut,'The Polemical use of the Albigensian Crusade during the French Wars of Religion', French history,13 (1999), 1-19

Luc Racaut, ‘Nicolas Chesneau, Catholic Printer in Paris during the French Wars of Religion’, The historical journal 52 ( 2009), 23-41.

Luc Racaut,‘Education of the Laity and Advocacy of Violence in Print during the French Wars of Religion’, History 95 (2010), 159-176.

Penny Roberts, ‘Marlowe’s The Massacre at Paris: A Historical Perspective’, Renaissance studies, 9 (1995)

George Wylie Sypher, ‘La Popeliniere's Histoire De France: A Case of Historical Objectivity and Religious Censorship’, Journal of the history of ideas, 24, (1963), 41-53

G.W. Sypher,'Faisant ce qu'il leur vient à plaisir: The Image of Protestantism in French Catholic Polemic on the Eve of the Religious Wars', Sixteenth Century Journal, 11 (1980), 59-84

Antónia Szabari, Less rightly said : scandals and readers in sixteenth-century France (Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2010)

Malcolm Walsby, The Printed Book in Brittany, 1484-1600 (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2011), especially chapters 7 and 8

Malcolm Walsby, ‘Promoting the Counter-Reformation in Provincial France: Printing and Bookselling in Sixteenth-Century Verdun’ in Daniel Bellingradt, Paul Nelles, & Jeroen Salman (eds.), Books in motion and early modern Europe : beyond production, circulation and consumption (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2017)

Alexander S. Wilkinson, 'Homicides Royaux: The Assassination of the Duc and Cardinal de Guise and the Radicalisation of French Public Opinion', French history, 18 (2004), 129-153

Alexander Wilkinson, ‘Sustaining a City under Siege: Paris versus Henri de Navarre (7 May-30 August 1590’ in Alexander S. Wilkinson and Graeme J. Kemp (eds.), Negotiating Conflict and Controversy in the Early Modern Book World (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2019)

Michael Wolfe, ‘Henry IV and the Press’ in Andrew Pettegree, Paul Nelles and Philip Conner (eds.), The Sixteenth-century French Religious Book  (Ashgate: Aldershot, 2001)    

 

The Civil Wars in the British Isles

Lloyd Bowen, ‘Reviling regicides: The King killers in popular culture, 1649-1662’ Cromwelliana II(8) (2011), pp. 36-50. Available online.

Lloyd Bowen, ‘Royalism, print, and the clergy in Britain, 1639-1640 and 1642’ Historical Journal 56.2 (2013), pp. 297-319.

Lloyd Bowen, ‘Information, language and political culture in Early Modern Wales’ Past and Present 228 (2015), pp. 125-158.

Lloyd Bowen, ‘News networks in Early Modern Wales’ History  102 (2017) , pp. 24-44.

Lloyd Bowen,  "The Bedlam Academy": Royalist Oxford in Civil War news culture. Media History 23.2 (2017), pp. 199-217.

Thomas Cogswell, ‘Parliament and the Press’ in Joad Raymond (ed.) Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland up to 1660  (Oxford: OUP, 2011)

Nicole Greenspan, ‘War’ in Joad Raymond (ed.) Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland up to 1660  (Oxford: OUP, 2011)

Helmer J. Helmers, The Royalist Republic: Literature, Politics and Religion in the Anglo-Dutch Public Sphere, 1639-1660 (Cambridge: CUP, 2015) especially part I, ‘Public Spheres and discursive communities’  

Laura Lunger Knoppers (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Literature and the English Revolution (Oxford: OUP, 2012) – especially the sections on Civil War and Regicide  

Jason McElligott, ‘Cromwell, Drogheda and the abuse of Irish history’, Bullán: an Irish Studies Journal, vi.1 (Summer/Fall 2001), 109-32. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 06/01/2021) 

Jason McElligott, ‘John Crouch: a royalist journalist in Cromwellian England’, Media History, 10.3, (2004),  139-55.

Jason McElligott, ‘The politics of sexual libel: royalist propaganda in the 1640s’, Huntington Library Quarterly, 67 (March 2004), 75-99.

Jason McElligott  ‘“Several hundred squabbling small tradesmen”? Censorship, the Stationers' Company, and the state in seventeenth-century England’, Media History, 11.1-2, 2005, 87- 104. Reprinted under the same title in Joad Raymond (ed.), News networks in seventeenth-century Britain and Europe, (2005)

Jason McElligott, Royalism, Print and Censorship in Revolutionary England (Woodbridge, 2007).

Jason McElligott, Censorship and the Press, 1640-1660 (London, 2009).

Jason McElligott, ‘1641’ in Joad Raymond (ed.) Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland up to 1660 (Oxford: OUP, 2011)

Marcus Nevitt,  ‘Women in the Business of Revolutionary News: Elizabeth Alkin, “Parliament Joan”, and the Commonwealth Newsbook’, in Joad Raymond (ed.) News, Newspapers and Early Modern Britain (London: Frank Cass, 1999), 84-108 also published in a special issue of Prose Studies 21 (1998)

Marcus Nevitt, ‘Elizabeth Poole Writes the Regicide’, Women's Writing 9.2 (2002), 233-248.

Marcus Nevitt, Women and the Pamphlet Culture of Revolutionary England, 1640-1660 (Ashgate, 2006)

Marcus Nevitt, ‘Books in the News in Cromwellian England’ Media History, 23.2 (2017), 218-240.

Jason Peacey, Print and Public Politics in the English Revolution (Cambridge: CUP, 2013)  

Jason Peacey, ‘“Wandering with Pamphlets”: The Infrastructure of News Circulation in Civil War England’ in 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)

Joad Raymond, Pamphlets and Pamphleteering in Early Modern Britain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003)    

Joad Raymond, The Invention of the Newspaper 1641-1649 (Oxford: Clarendon, 2005)  

Joad Raymond, ‘Cheap Print and Popular Reading During the Civil Wars, 1637-60’, in Robert DeMaria, Heesok Chang and Samantha Zacher (eds.), A Companion to British Literature (Oxford: Blackwell, 2014), 309-25.

 

The Fronde

(The most regularly cited item on the use of print during the Fronde is sadly not translated - Christian Jouhard's Mazarinades: la Fronde des Mots (Paris: Aubier, 1985))

Mark Bannister, 'Mazarinades, manifestos and mavericks: political and ideological engagement during the FrondeFrench History 30.2 (2016)   

James Coons, 'How to feel French: the politics of community and and emotion in the siege of Paris (1649)', French History 35.1 (2021), 1-24

Thomas C. Sosnowski , 'The Cult of France and its King: Political Theory in the Mazarinades During the Fronde', Journal of the Western Society for French History 42 (2014) 

Caroline Duroselle-Melish, 'Publishing Against the King: French Civil War Pamphlets', The Collation (The Folger Shakespeare Library research blog, June 2015) 

Lewis C. Seifert, ‘Eroticizing the Fronde: Sexual Deviance and Political Disorder in the "Mazarinades"’, L'Esprit Créateur,  35.2, (Summer 1995), pp. 22-36

 

Further reading 

Anna Bayman, Thomas Dekker and the Culture of Pamphleteering in Early Modern London (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2014)  

Teresa Bela, Clarinda Calma and Jolanta Rzegocka (eds.), Publishing Subversive Texts in Elizabethan England and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2016)

Cynthia Susan Clegg, ‘Print in the time of parliament: 1560–1601’ in John N. King (ed.), Tudor Books and Readers (Cambridge: CUP, 2010)

Femke Deen, Michel Reinders and David Onnekink (eds.), Pamphlets and Politics in the Dutch Republic (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2011)

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 

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 (Schwabe, Basel, 2007), pp. 227–42

Jeffrey K. Sawyer, Printed Poison: Pamphlet Propaganda, Faction Politics and the Public Sphere in Early Seventeenth-Century France (Berkley, Los Angeles and Oxford: University of California Press, 1990)

Peter Stallybrass, ‘“Little Jobs”: Broadsides and the Printing Revolution’ in 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)

 

Censorship and Control

Elizabeth Armstrong, Before Copyright: The French Book Privilege System 1498-1526 (Cambridge: CUP, 1990)

Sabrina A. Baron, ‘Licensing Readers, Licensing Authorities in Seventeenth-Century England’ in Jennifer Andersen and Elizabeth Sauer (eds.), Books and readers in early modern England: material studies (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002)

Teresa Bela, Clarinda Calma and Jolanta Rzegocka (eds.), Publishing Subversive Texts in Elizabethan England and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2016)

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)

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)  

David Cressy, 'Book Burning in Tudor and Stuart England', The Sixteenth century journal 36.2 (2005), 359-374

Mark Curran, ‘What Killed Théodore Rilliet de Saussure? Censorship and the Old Regime in France, 1769-1789’ in Daniel Bellingradt, Paul Nelles and Jeroen Salman (eds.), Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe: Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption (Cham: Palgrave, 2017)

Sophie Chiari (ed.), Freedom and Censorship in Early Modern English (Routledge, 2020)

Robert Darnton, ‘Philosophy under the cloak’ in Robert Darnton and Daniel Roche (eds), Revolution in Print: The Press in France 1775-1800 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989)   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 18/03/2021) 

Robert Darnton, Censors at work: How States Shaped Literature (London& New York: Norton, 2014)

Martin Dzelzainis, ‘Managing the Later Stuart Press, 1662–1696’ in Lorna Hutson (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of English Law and Literature, 1500-1700  (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017)

Peter Frei & Nelly Labère (eds.), The Politics of Obscenity in the Age of the Gutenberg Revolution: Obsence Means in Early Modern French and European Print Culture and Literature (Routledge, 2022)

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  

Joseph Hone, The Paper Chase: The Printer, the Spymaster and the Hunt for the Rebel Pamphleteers (London: Chatto & Windus, 2020)

R. Po-Chia Hsia, The World of Catholic Renewal 1540-1770 2nd Edn (Cambridge: CUP, 2005) chapter on the Catholic Book contains section on the Index

Tamara L. Hunt, 'Servants, Masters and Sedititous Libel in Eighteenth-Century England', Book history  20 (2017), 83-110

Beth Lynch & Anne Dunan-Page, Roger L'Estrange and the Making of Restoration Culture (Routledge, 2008)

Ian Maclean, Scholarship, commerce, religion : the learned book in the age of confessions, 1560-1630 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2012), chapter 5 ‘Controlling the Market'

K. A. Manley, 'Infidel Books and "Factories of the Enlightenment": Censorship and Surveillance in Subscription and Circulating Libraries in an Age of Revolutions, 1790-1850', Book history19 (2016), 169-196

Jane McLeod and Renée Girard, ‘Policing printers and booksellers before and after 1789: a case study in Bordeaux’, French History 34.1 (2020), 22-42

Jean-Dominique Mellot, ‘Counterfeit printing as an agent of diffusion and change: The French Book-Privilege System and its contradictions (1498-1790)’ in 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)  

Angela Nuovo, The Book Trade in the Italian Renaissance (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013) chapter VI  

Mark Rankin, ‘Richard Topcliffe and the Book Culture of the Elizabethan Catholic Underground’, Renaissance Quarterly 72.2 (2019), 492-536

Joad Raymond's ‘Censorship in Law and Practice in Seventeenth-Century England: Milton’s Areopagitica’, in Lorna Hutson (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of English Law and Literature, 1500-1700  (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017) 507-528  

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

Brian Richardson, Printing, writers, and readers in Renaissance Italy (Cambridge: CUP, 1998) chapter 2 and 3

Daniel Roche, 'Censorship and the Publishing Industry' in Robert Darnton and Daniel Roche (eds), Revolution in Print: The Press in France 1775-1800 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989)

Mark Rose 'Copyright, authors and censorship' in Michael F. Suarez SJ & Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Vol V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: 2009)

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

Kathryn A. Schwartz, 'Did Ottoman Sultans Ban Print?', Book history  20 (2017), 1-39

Rosa Salzburg, Ephemeral city : cheap print and urban culture in Renaissance Venice (Manchester: MUP, 2014) chapter 5

Will Slauter, Who owns the news? : a history of copyright (Stanford University Press, 2019)

Micheal Tredwell, 'The Stationers and the printing actions at the end of the seventeenth century' in John Barnard & D.F Mckenzie (eds),  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)  

 

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James A. Bennett and Dominico Bertoloni-Meli, Sphaera Mundi: Astronomy Books 1478–1600 (Cambridge: Whipple Museum, 1994)

Ann M. Blair, Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information before the Digital Age  (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2010)  

Ann Blair, "Conrad Gessner's Paratexts," Gesnerus 73/1 (2016), 73-123 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Ann Blair, “The Capacious Bibliographical Practice of Conrad Gessner,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 111:4 (2017), pp. 1-24.

Ann Blair, "Humanism and Printing in the Work of Conrad Gessner," Renaissance Quarterly, 70:1 (2017), pp. 1-43.

Ann Blair, "The dedication strategies of Conrad Gessner," in Gideon Manning and Cynthia Klestinec (eds.), Professors, Physicians and Practices in the History of Medicine: Essays in Honor of Nancy Siraisi (Cham: Springer, 2017), pp. 169-209.

Ann Blair and Anja-Silvia Goeing, For the Sake of Learning: Essays in Honor of Anthony Grafton (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016)

Alberto Cevolini, Forgetting Machines: Knowledge Management Evolution in Early Modern Europe  (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2016)

Jean Dhombres, ‘Books: Reshaping Science’ in Robert Darnton & Daniel Roche (eds.), Revolution in Print: The Press in France, 1775-1800 (Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1989)

Caroline Duroselle-Melish, ‘Centre and Periphery? Relations between Frankfurt and Bologna in the Transnational Book Trade of the 1600s’ in Matthew McLean and Sara Barker (eds.), International Exchange in the Early Modern Book World (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016)

Elizabeth L. Eisenstein The Printing Press as an Agent of Change (Cambridge: CUP, 1979) Part Three, ‘The Book of Nature Transformed’  

Elizabeth L. Eisenstein The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge: CUP, 1983) – chapter 7 ‘The Book of Nature Transformed’- an abridged version of the 1979 work.

Paula Findlen, Possessing nature: museums, collecting, and scientific culture in early modern Italy (Berkeley; London : University of California Press, 1994)

Paula Findlen (ed.), Empires of Knowledge: Scientific Networks in the Early Modern World (London & New York: Routledge, 2019)

Mary Fissell 'Popular Medical Writing' in Joad Raymond (ed), The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture Vol 1: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660 (Oxford: OUP, 2011)

Adam Fox ‘Printed Questionnaires, Research Networks and the Discovery of the British Isles, 1650–1800’, Historical Journal, 53 (2010), pp. 593–621

Aileen Fyfe and Noah Moxham, 'Making public ahead of print: Meetings and publications at the Royal Society, 1752–1892Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science 70.4 (2016) - FOCUS ON THE PRE-1800 BITS!!!

Aileen Fyfe and Noah Moxham  'The Royal Historical Society and the History of Peer Review, 1665-1965' The Historical Journal 61.4 (2018)  - FOCUS ON THE PRE-1800 BITS!!!

Owen Gingerich, The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus (Arrow, 2005)

Shanti Graheli, ‘Italian Books and French Medical libraries in the Renaissance’ in Daniel Bellingradt, Paul Nelles and Jeroen Salman (eds.), Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe: Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption (Cham: Palgrave, 2017)

Anthony Grafton, Forgers and critics: creativity and duplicity in western scholarship (Princeton, N.J : Princeton University Press, 1990)

Anthony Grafton, Defenders of the text the traditions of scholarship in an age of science, 1450-1800 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1991)

Anthony Grafton, Cardano's cosmos : the worlds and works of a Renaissance astrologer (Cambridge, Mass.; London : Harvard University Press, 1999)

Anthony Grafton, Worlds made by words: scholarship and community in the modern West (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2009)

Anthony Grafton, The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe (London: British Library, 2012)

Anthony Grafton, Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2020)  

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

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, “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)

Adrian Johns, “The Identity Engine: Printing and Publishing at the Beginning of the Knowledge Economy,” in Lissa L. Roberts, Simon Schaffer, and Peter Dear  (eds.), The Mindful Hand: Inquiry and Invention from the Late Renaissance to Early Industrialisation (Chicago, IL: Edita/University of Chicago Press, 2007)

Adrian Johns, Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates (Chicago, Ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009)

Adrian Johns "Historical Perspectives on the Circulation of Information." American Historical Review 116, no. 5 (Dec. 2011): 1393–1435 [A conversation with P.N. Edwards, L. Gitelman, G. Hecht, B. Larkin, and N. Safier]

Adrian Johns, ‘The Uses of Print in the History of Science’ The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, Vol. 107, No. 4 (December 2013), pp. 393-420   Available online 

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. 

Sachiko Kusukawa, Picturing the Book of Nature: Image, Text, and Argument in Sixteenth-Century Human Anatomy and Medical Botany (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2012)

Mary Lindemann, Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe  2nd ed (Cambridge

Ian MacLean, Logic, signs, and nature in the Renaissance : the case of learned medicine (Cambridge: CUP, 2002)

Ian MacLean, Learning and the market place: essays in the history of the early modern book (Brill, 2009)  

Ian Maclean, Scholarship, Commerce, Religion: The Learned Book in the Age of Confessions, 1560–1630 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012)  

Ian MacLean and Sachiko Kusukawa (eds.), Transmitting knowledge: words, images and instruments in early modern Europe (Oxford University Press, 2006)

Julia Martins, ‘The Afterlife of Italian Secrets: Translating Medical Recipes in Early Modern Europe’ in Massimo Rospocher, Jeroen Salman and Hannu Salmi (eds.), Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures: Popular Print in Europe (1450-1900) (Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2019)

Noah Moxham, “Edward Tyson’s Phocaena: a case study in the institutional context of scientific publishing”, Notes and Records of the Royal Society (2012), pp. 235-252.

Noah Moxham, “Fit for print: developing an institutional model of scientific periodical publishing in England, 1665–ca. 1714”, Notes and Records: the Royal Society journal of the history of science (2015), pp. 241-260.  

Noah Moxham, “Authors, Editors and Newsmongers: Form and Genre in the Philosophical Transactions under Henry Oldenburg”, in Joad Raymond and Noah Moxham (eds.), News Networks in Early Modern Europe (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016), pp. 465-492.

Isabelle Pantin, ‘The role of translations in European scientific exchanges in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries’ in Peter Burke and R. Po-chia Hsia (eds.), Cultural Translation in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge: CUP, 2007)

Isabelle Pantin, 'John Hester's Translations of Leonardo Fioravanti: The Literary Career of a London Distiller' in S.K.Barker & Brenda M. Hosington (eds.), Renaissance Cultural Crossroads: Translation, Print and Culture in Britain, 1473-1640 (Leiden: Brill, 2013)

Andrew Pettegree, The Book in the Renaissance (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2010), Chapters 13 'Science and Exploration' and 14 'Healing' 

Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton, Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010)

Jeroen Salman, ‘The Battle of Medical Books: Publishing Strategies and the Medical Market in the Dutch Republic 1650-1750’ in Daniel Bellingradt, Paul Nelles and Jeroen Salman (eds.), Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe: Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption (Cham: Palgrave, 2017)

Daniel Selcer, Philosophy and the Book: Early Modern Figures of Material Inscription (London: Continuum, 2010).

Simon Shaefer, 'Science' in Joad Raymond (ed), The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture Vol 1: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660 (Oxford: OUP, 2011)

Steven Shapin, A Social History of Truth:  Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1994)

Steven Shapin, The Scientific Revolution 2nd Edn (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018)

Londa Schiebinger and Claudia Swan, eds., Colonial Botany: Science, Commerce, and Politics in the Early Modern World (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007).

Barbara J. Shapiro, A Culture of Fact: England, 1550-1720 (Ithaca & London: Cornell University Press, 2003) Chapters 5 & 6 'The Facts of Nature I' and 'The Facts of Nature II'   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

E.C. Spary, Utopia’s Garden: French Natural History from Old Regime to Revolution (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2000)

Peter Stallybrass, “Printing and the Manuscript Revolution,” in Barbie Zelizer (ed.), Explorations in Communication and History (New York: Routledge, 2008)  

Claudia Stein, 'The Scientific Revolution' in Beat Kumin, The European World 1500-1800  2nd ed (London: Routledge, 2014)

Jonathan R. Topham 'Scientific and medical books, 1780-1830' in Michael F. Suarez, S.J. and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain vol V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009) 

Alice Walters 'Scientific and medical books 1695-1780' in Michael F. Suarez, S.J. and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain vol V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009) 

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News and the Public Sphere

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. 

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

Paul Arblaster, André Belo, Carmen Espejo, Stéphane Haffemayer, Mario Infelise, Noah Moxham, Joad Raymond and Nikolaus Schobesberger, ‘The Lexicons of Early Modern News’ in Joad Raymond & Noah Moxham (eds.), News networks in early modern Europe (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016

Zsuzsa Barbarics-Hermanik, ‘The Coexistence of Manuscript and Print: Handwritten Newsletters in the Second Century of Print, 1540–1640’ in Malcolm Walsby and Graeme Kemp (eds.), The Book Triumphant: Print in Transition in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012)

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 Pamphlets 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)

Sara Barker, ‘Time in English Translations of Continental News’ in Joad Raymond & Noah Moxham (eds.), News networks in early modern Europe (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016

Hannah Barker, Newspapers, politics and English society, 1695-1855, (Harlow: Longman, 2000)

Sabrina Baron, ‘The guises of dissemination in early seventeenth-century England: news in manuscript and print’ in Brendan Dooley and Sabrina A. Baron (eds.), The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe (London & New York: Routledge, 2001)

André Belo, ‘News Exchange and Social Distinction’ in Joad Raymond & Noah Moxham (eds.), News networks in early modern Europe (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016

Lloyd Bowen, ‘The Bedlam Academy: Royalist Oxford in Civil War News Culture’, Media History 23.2 (2017), 199-217

Jayne E.E. Boys, London’s News Press and the Thirty Years War (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2011)  

Siv Gøril Brandtzæg, Paul Goring, and Christine Watson (eds.), Travelling Chronicles: News and Newspapers from the Early Modern Period to the Eighteenth Century (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2018)

Carols H. Caracciolo, ‘Natural Disasters and the European Printed News Network’ in Joad Raymond and Noah Moxham, News Networks in Early Modern Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2016) 

Sandra Clark, The Elizabethan Pamphleteers: Popular Moralistic Pamphlets 1580-1640 (London: Bloomsbury, 2015)

David Coast, News and rumour in Jacboan England: Information, court politics and diplomacy, 1618-1625 (Manchester: MUP, 2014) 

Nicholas J. Cull, David Culbert & David Welch, Propaganda and mass persuasion : a historical encyclopedia, 1500 to the present (Santa Barbara, Calif., Oxford ABC-CLIO, 2003)

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

Brendan Dooley and Sabrina A. Baron (eds.), The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe (London & New York: Routledge, 2001) 

Brendan Dooley, ‘News and doubt in early modern culture: or, are we having a public sphere yet?’ in Brendan Dooley and Sabrina A. Baron (eds.), The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe (London & New York: Routledge, 2001) 

Brendan Dooley, The dissemination of news and the emergence of contemporaneity in early modern Europe (Farnham: Ashgate, 2010)  

Brendan Dooley, ‘International News Flows in the Seventeenth Century: Problems and Prospects’ in in Joad Raymond & Noah Moxham (eds.), News networks in early modern Europe (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016)

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

Arthur der Weduwen, Dutch and Flemish Newspapers of the Seventeenth Century (2 Vols.)  (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2017)

Emilie Dosquet, ‘ “We have been Informed that the French are Carrying Desolation Everywhere”: The Desolation of the Palatinate as a European News Event’ in Joad Raymond & Noah Moxham (eds.), News networks in early modern Europe (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016

Falk Eisermann, ‘Mixing Pop and Politics: Origins, Transmission and Readers of Illustrated Broadsides in Fifteenth-century Germany’ in Kristian Jenson (ed),Incunabula and their Readers: Printing, Selling and Using Books in the Fifteenth Century (London: British Library, 2003)    

Carmen Espejo, ‘The Invention of the Gazette: Design Standardization in Spanish Newspapers, 1600-1650’, Media History 22.3-4 (2016), 296-316

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, ‘Politics and the Press in Spain’ in Brendan Dooley and Sabrina A. Baron (eds.), The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe (London & New York: Routledge, 2001)

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 )

Henry Ettinghausen, ‘International Relations: Spanish, Italian, French, English and German Printed Single Event Newsletters Prior to Renaudot’s Gazette’ in Joad Raymond & Noah Moxham (eds.), News networks in early modern Europe (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016

C.Y. Ferdinand, ‘Newspapers and the sale of books in the provinces’ in Michael F. Suarez, S.J., and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

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

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

Natascha Glaisyer, ‘“The Most Universal Intelligencers”’: The Circulation of the London Gazette in the 1690s’Media History 23.2 (2017), 256-280

Andeas Golob, ‘Links Between Newspapers and Books: The Case of an Early ‘Media Tycoon’ in Late Eighteenth-Century Central Europe’ in Daniel Bellingradt, Paul Nelles and Jeroen Salman (eds.), Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe: Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption (Cham: Palgrave, 2017)

Michiel van Groesen & Helmer Helmers, ‘Managing the News in Early Modern Europe, 1550–1800’, Media History 22 (3-4), 261-266

Jürgen Habermas, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1992), pp. 14-56    

Stéphane Haffemayer, ‘Mazarin, Information and Communication during the Fronde’, Media History 22.3-4 (2016), 386-400

Alexandra Halsaz, The marketplace of print: Pamphlets and the public sphere in early modern England (Cambridge: CUP, 1997) esp Chapter five ‘The public sphere and the marketplace’ 

Roeland Harms 'All the world is led and rul'd by opinion' : the relationship between printed news and public opinion’ in Roeland Harms, Joad Raymond, 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)

Michael Harris, ‘London newspapers’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain.vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

Helmer Helmers, ‘Public Diplomacy in Early Modern Europe: Towards a new history of news’, Media History 22.3 (2016) 401-420

Helmer Helmers, Cartography, War Correspondence and News Publishing: The Early Career of Nicolaes van Geelkercken, 1610-1630’ in Joad Raymond & Noah Moxham (eds.), News networks in early modern Europe (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016)

Jenni Hyde, Singing the news : ballads in mid-Tudor England (New York & Abingdon: Routledge, 2018)  

Mario Infelise, ‘The war, the news and the curious: military gazettes in Italy’ in Brendan Dooley and Sabrina A. Baron (eds.), The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe (London & New York: Routledge, 2001)

Mario Infelise, ‘The History of a Word: Gazzetta/Gazette’ in Joad Raymond & Noah Moxham (eds.), News networks in early modern Europe (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016

Margaret C. Jacob, ‘The Mental Landscape of the Public Sphere: A European Perspective’, Eighteenth-Century Studies 28 (1994)

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    

Joop W. Koopmans, ‘Storehouses of News: The Meaning of Early Modern News Periodicals in Western Europe’ in 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)

Joop W. Koopmans, ‘A Sense of Europe: The Making of this Continent in Early Modern Dutch News Media’ in Joad Raymond & Noah Moxham (eds.), News networks in early modern Europe (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016

Joop W. Koopmans, ‘The Varying Lives and Layers of Mid-Eighteenth-Century News Reports: The Example of the 1748 Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle in Dutch News Media’, Media History 22.3-4 (2016), 353-370

Joop W. Koopmans, ‘Publishers, Editors and Artists in the Marketing of News in the Dutch Republic circa 1700: The Case of Jean Goeree and the Europische Mercurius’ in Daniel Bellingradt, Paul Nelles and Jeroen Salman (eds.), Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe: Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption (Cham: Palgrave, 2017)

Joop W. Koopmans, Early Modern Media and the News in Europe: Perspectives from the Dutch Angle (Boston & Leiden: Brill, 2018)

Peter Lake and Steven Pincus (eds.), The Politics of the Public Sphere in early modern England (Manchester: MUP, 2007) – a range of useful essays dealing with the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries    

Otto Lankhorst, ‘Newspapers in the Netherlands in the seventeenth-century’ in Brendan Dooley and Sabrina A. Baron (eds.), The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe (London & New York: Routledge, 2001)

Lena Liapi, Roguery in Print: Crime and Culture in Early Modern London (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2019)

Dallas Liddle, 'The News Machine: Textual Form and Information Function in the London Times, 1790-1850', Book history 19 (2016), 132-168

John McCusker, ‘British commercial and financial journalism before 1800’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain.vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

Una McIlvenna, ‘When the News was Sung: Ballads as News Media in Early Modern Europe’, Media History 22.3-4 (2016), 317-333

Angela McShane, ‘Digital Broadsides: Upsides and Downsides’, Media History 23.2 (2017), 281-302

Michael Mendle, ‘News and the pamphlet culture of mid-seventeenth-century England’ in Brendan Dooley and Sabrina A. Baron (eds.), The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe (London & New York: Routledge, 2001)

Noah Millstone, ‘Designed for Collection: Early modern news and the production of History’, Media History 23.2 (2017), 177-198

Paulo Molino, ‘Connected News: German Zeitungen and Italian Avvisi in the Fugger Collection (1568-1604)’, Media History 22.3-4 (2016)

Marcus Nevitt, ‘Books in the News in Cromwellian London’, Media History 23.2 (2017), 218-240

Nicola Parsons, Reading Gossip in Early Eighteenth-Century England (Palgrave, 2009)

Jason Peacey, Print and Public Politics in the English Revolution (Cambridge: CUP, 2013)

Jason Peacey, ‘“Wandering with Pamphlets”: The Infrastructure of News Circulation in Civil War England’ in 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)

Jason Peacey, ‘Managing Dutch Advices: Abraham Casteleyn and the English Government, 1660–1681’, Media History 22.2-4 (2016), 421-437

Jason Peacey, ‘European News Culture during the English Revolution: Nouvelles Ordinaires de Londres (1650-1660)’, Media History 23.2 (2017), 241-255

Johan Petitjean, ‘The Papal Network: How the Roman Curia was Informed about South-Eastern Europe, the Ottoman Empire and the Meditteranean (1645-1669)’ in Joad Raymond & Noah Moxham (eds.), News networks in early modern Europe (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016

Massimo Petta, ‘Networks of Printers and the Dissemination of News: The Case of Milan in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries’ in Richard Kirwan and Sophie Mullins (eds.), Specialist markets in the early modern book world (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2015)

Massimo Petta, ‘War News in Early Modern Milan: The Birth and Shaping of Printed News Pamphlets’ in Joad Raymond & Noah Moxham (eds.), News networks in early modern Europe (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016

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

Andrew Pettegree, ‘Tabloid Values: On the Trail of Europe’s First News Hound’ in Richard Kirwan and Sophie Mullins (eds.), Specialist markets in the early modern book world (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2015)

David Randall, Credibility in Elizabethan and early Stuart military news (London: Pickering and Chatto, 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, ‘News’ in Joad Raymond (ed.), The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture Volume I: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660 (Oxford: OUP, 2011)

Joad Raymond, ‘International News and the Seventeenth-Century English Newspaper’  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)

Joad Raymond & Noah Moxham (eds.), News networks in early modern Europe (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016)

Joad Raymond, ‘Everything in its right place’, Media History 23.2 (2017), 303-309

Michel Reinders, Printed Pandemonium: Popular Print and Politics in the Netherlands 1650-72 (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013)

Kirsty Rolfe, ‘Probable Pasts and Possible Futures: Contemporaneity and the consumption of news in the 1620s’, Media History 23.2 (2017), 159-176

Jeroen Salman, Pedlars and the Popular Press: Itinerant Distribution Networks in England and the Netherlands 1600-1850 (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014)

Rosa Salzberg, ‘Peddling and Urban Culture in Renaissance Italy’ in 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)

Rosa Salzberg, Ephemeral City: Cheap Print and Urban Culture in Renaissance Venice (Manchester: MUP, 2014)

Gary Schneider, Print letters in seventeenth-century England : politics, religion, and news culture (New York & Abingdon: Routledge, 2018)  

Nikolaus Schobesberger et al, ‘European Postal Networks’ in Joad Raymond and Noah Moxham, News Neworks in Early Modern Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2016)

Nikolaus Schobesberger, ‘Mapping the Fuggerzeitungen: The Geographical Issues of an Information Network’ in Joad Raymond & Noah Moxham (eds.), News networks in early modern Europe (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016

Thomas Schröder, ‘The origins of the German press’ in Brendan Dooley and Sabrina A. Baron (eds.), The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe (London & New York: Routledge, 2001)

Will Slauter, ‘A Satirical News Aggregator in Eighteenth-Century London’, Media History  22.3-4 (2016), 371-385

Will Slauter, Who owns the news? : a history of copyright (Stanford University Press, 2019)

James Tierney, ‘Periodicals and the trade, 1695-1780’ in Michael F. Suarez, SJ, and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain.vol. V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

Allan A. Tulchin, ‘Weekly Enlightenment: The Affiches de Bordeaux 1758-1765’, French Historical Studies 42.2 (2019), 175-202

Michiel van Groesen, ‘Reading Newspapers in the Dutch Golden Age’, Media History 22.3-4 (2016), 334-352

Jean-Pierre Vittu, ‘Instruments of political information in France’ in Brendan Dooley and Sabrina A. Baron (eds.), The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe (London & New York: Routledge, 2001)

Bronwen Wilson & Paul Yachnin, Making Publics in Early Modern Europe (London & New York: Routledge, 2010)

Daniel Woolf, ‘News, history and the construction of the present in early modern England’ in Brendan Dooley and Sabrina A. Baron (eds.), The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe (London & New York: Routledge, 2001)

 

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Scott Black, Of Essays and Reading in Early Modern Britain (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2006)

Roger Chartier, The Cultural Origins of the French Revolution (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1991)

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

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)

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)

Ina Ferris and Paul Keen (eds.), Bookish Histories: Books, Literature and Commercial Modernity, 1700-1900 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009), ‘Introduction’

Antonia Forster, ‘Book Reviewing’ in Michael F. Suarez, S.J., and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

Dena Goodman, The Republic of Letters: A Cultural History of the French Enlightenment (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994), chapter 1 ‘The Rise of the State and the Monarchy of France’

Anthony Grafton, The Footnote: A Curious History (London: Faber & Faber, 1997)

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)

Nicolas Hudson, ‘Constructing Oral Tradition: the origins of the concept in Enlightenment Intellectual Culture’ in Adam Fox and Daniel Woolfe, The Spoken Word: Oral Culture in Britain 1500-1850 (Manchester: MUP, 2002)

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, “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. 

Adrian Johns, “The Identity Engine: Printing and Publishing at the Beginning of the Knowledge Economy,” in The Mindful Hand: Inquiry and Invention from the Late Renaissance to Early Industrialisation, ed. Lissa L. Roberts, Simon Schaffer, and Peter Dear (Chicago, IL: Edita/University of Chicago Press, 2007)

Colin Jones, ‘Enlightenment’ in Beat Kümin (ed.), The European World 1500-1800 (various eds)

Colin Jones, ‘Presidential Address: French Crossings: II. Laughing Over Boundaries’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, Sixth Series 21 (2011), pp. 1-38

Ellen Krefting, Aina Nøding and Mona Ringvej (eds.), Eighteenth-Century Periodicals as Agents of Change: Perspectives on Northern Enlightenment (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2015)

Nicolás Bas Martín, Spanish Books in the Europe of the Enlightenment (Paris and London): A View from Abroad (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2018)

Thomas Munck, Conflict and Enlightenment: Print and Political Culture in Europe, 1635-1795 (Cambridge: CUP, 2019)

Dorinda Outram, The Enlightenment 3rd Edn (Cambridge, CUP, 2013)   

Amy Prendergast, Literary Salons Across Britain and Ireland in the Long Eighteenth Century (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2015)

John Robertson, ‘Europe’s Enlightenment’ in Hamish Scott (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History vol II: Cultures and Power (Oxford: OUP, 2015)

Seth Rudy, Literature and Encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain: The Pursuit of Complete Knowledge (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2014)

Suzanne Karr Schmidt, “Georg Hartmann and the Development of Printed Instruments in Nuremberg,” Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, ed. Susan Dackerman (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Art Museums, 2011), 268–315 

Barbara J. Shapiro, A Culture of Fact: England, 1550-1720 (Ithaca & London: Cornell University Press, 2000)

Michael F. Suarez, ‘Publishing contemporary English literature, 1695-1774’ in Michael F. Suarez, S.J., and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

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, Reading the Scottish Enlightenment: Books and their Readers in Provincial Scotland, 1750-1820 (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2010)

Mark Towsey, ‘“Philosophically playing the Devil”: recovering readers' responses to David Hume and the Scottish Enlightenment’, Historical Research 83. 220 (2010), 301-320

Michael Twyman, ‘Printed Ephemera’ in Michael F. Suarez, S.J., and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

James van Horn Melton, The Rise of the Public in Enlightenment Europe (Cambridge: CUP, 2001)  

James van Horn Melton, Cultures of communication from Reformation to Enlightenment : constructing publics in the early modern German lands (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002)

Marcus Wood, ‘Radical Publishing’ in Michael F. Suarez, S.J., and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

Daniel Woolfe, ‘Speaking of History: conversations about the past in Restoration and eighteenth-century England’ in Adam Fox and Daniel Woolfe, The Spoken Word: Oral Culture in Britain 1500-1850 (Manchester: MUP, 2002)

 

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Anna Bayman, Thomas Dekker and the Culture of Pamphleteering in Early Modern London (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2014)

Anna Bayman, 'Printing, Learning and the Unlearned' in Joad Raymond (ed), Cheap print in Britain & Ireland to 1660 (Oxford: OUP, 2011)

Daniel Bellingradt, Paul Nelles and Jeroen Salman (eds.), Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe: Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption (Cham: Palgrave, 2017)

Daniel Bellingradt, ‘The Dynamic of Communication and Media Recycling in Early Modern Europe: Popular Prints as Echoes and Feedback Loops’ in Massimo Rospocher, Jeroen Salman and Hannu Salmi (eds.), Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures: Popular Print in Europe (1450-1900) (Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter, 2019)

André Belo, 'News Exchange and Social Distinction' in Joad Raymond & Noah Moxam (eds) , News Networks in early modern Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2016) 

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

Bob Bushaway, ‘“Things said or sung a thousand times”: customary society and oral culture in rural England, 1700-1900’ in Adam Fox and Daniel Woolfe, The Spoken Word: Oral Culture in Britain 1500-1850 (Manchester: MUP, 2002)

Guglielmo Cavallo and Roger Chartier (eds.), A History of Reading in the West (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1999)

Roger Chartier, The Cultural Uses of Print in Early Modern France (Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univeristy Press, 2019), especially chapters 5-8

Sandra Clark, The Elizabethan Pamphleteers: Popular Moralistic Pamphlets 1580-1640 (London: Bloomsbury, 2015)

Megan L. Cook, The Poet and the Antiquaries: Chaucerian Scholarship and the Rise of Literary History, 1532-1635 (Philadelphia: Penn, 2019) esp chapter 6

Freyja Cox Jensen, Reading the Roman Republic in Early Modern England (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012)

Robert Darnton, 'Workers Revolt: The Great Cat Massacre of the Rue Saint-Séverin' in The Great Cat Massacre and other episodes from French Cultural History (New York: Basic books, 1984)

Natalie Zemon Davis, ‘Strikes and Salvation’ in Society and Culture in Early Modern France (various eds)

Filippo De Vivo, Information and Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics (Oxford: OUP, 2007) especially chapters 3, 4 and 6

Claudia Demattè, ‘The Spanish Romances about Chivalry. A Renaissnce Editorial Phenomenon on Which “The Sun Never Set” in Massimo Rospocher, Jeroen Salman and Hannu Salmi (eds.), Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures: Popular Print in Europe (1450-1900) (Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter, 2019)

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

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

Adam Fox, ‘Vernacular Culture and Popular Customs in Early Modern England: Evidence from Thomas Machell’s Westmorland’, Cultural and Social History, 9 (2012), pp. 329–47

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 ‘Religion and Popular Literate Culture in England’, Archive for Reformation History, 95 (2004), pp. 266–82

John Gallagher, ‘The Italian London of John North: Cultural Contact and Linguistic Encounter in Early Modern England’,  Renaissance Quarterly LXX.1 (2017), pp. 88-131

Vanessa Harding, Koichi Watanabe (eds), Memory, History, and Autobiography in Early Modern Towns in East and West (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015)

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)

Tim Harris, ‘Popular, Plebian, Culture’ in Joad Raymond (ed.), Cheap print in Britain and Ireland up to 1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)

Ian Maclean, Learning and the Market Place: Essays in the History of the Early Modern Book (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 209)

Nicholas McDowell, ‘Wit, Conversation, and Literary Transmission in Mid-Seventeenth Century France and England: How Andrew Marvell Heard His Rabelais’ Renaissance Quarterly LXIX. (2016), pp. 940-965

Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Wediwen, The Bookshop of the World: Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden Age (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2019)

Michel Reinders, Printed Pandemonium: Popular Print and Politics in the Netherlands 1650-72 (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013)

Massimo Rospocher, Jeroen Salman and Hannu Salmi (eds.), Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures: Popular Print in Europe (1450-1900) (Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter, 2019)

Joad Raymond 'International News and the Seventeenth-Century English Newspaper' in Roeland Harms, Joad Raymond and Jeroen Salman, Not Dead Things (Leiden, Brill, 2013)

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

Margaret Spufford, Small Books and Pleasant Histories: Popular ficton and its readers in Seventeenth-Century England (Cambridge: CUP, 1981) - chaper VI ' The content of Samuel Pepys' collection and the bibliothèque bleue'     

Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic (London: Widenfield and Nicolson, 1971) and later eds

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

Andreas Würgler, ‘“Popular Print in German” (1400-1800): Problems and Projects’ in Massimo Rospocher, Jeroen Salman and Hannu Salmi (eds.), Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures: Popular Print in Europe (1450-1900) (Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter, 2019)

 

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Authors and 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 

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

Roland Barthes 'The Death of the Author' , The Book History Reader 2nd Edition (London & New York: Routledge, 2006)   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Anna Bayman, Thomas Dekker and the Culture of Pamphleteering in Early Modern London (Ashgate: Farnham, 2014)

Marie-Alice Belle & Brenda Hosington (eds), Thresholds of translation : paratexts, print, and cultural exchange in early modern Britain (1473-1660) (Palgrave, 2018)

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)

Sandra Clark, The Elizabethan Pamphleteers: Popular Moralistic Pamphlets 1580-1640 (London: Bloomsbury, 2015)

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

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

Michel Foucault 'What is an author' in David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery, The Book History Reader 2nd Edition (London & New York: Routledge, 2006) 

Anthony Grafton, Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge, MA: Belnap Press, 2020)  

Devorah Greenberg, 'Community of the texts: Producing the First and Second Editions of Acts and Monuments', The Sixteenth century journal, 36.3 (2005), 695-715

Dustin Griffin, ‘The Rise of the Professional Author?’ in Michael F. Suarez, S.J., and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

Isobel Grundy, ‘Women and Print: readers, writers and the market’ in Michael F. Suarez, S.J., and Michael L. Turner (eds.), The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume V 1695-1830 (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

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

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

Paul Keen, ‘“Uncommon Animals”: Making Virtue of Necessity in the Age of Authors’ in  Ina Ferris and Paul Keen (eds.), Bookish Histories: Books, Literature and Commercial Modernity, 1700-1900 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009),    

Zachary Lesser, Ghosts, Holes, Rips and Scrapes: Shakespeare in 1619, Bibliography in the Longue Durée (Philadelphia: Penn Press, 2021)

Lisa Murca, ‘Bodies of Type: The Work of Textual Production in English Printer’s Manuals’ Eighteenth-Century Studies, 36.3 (2003), 321-343

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  

Hilmar Pabel, Herculean Labours: Erasmus and the Editing of St. Jerome's Letters in the Renaissance (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2008)

Andrew Pettegree, 'Haemstede and Foxe' in David Loades (ed.), John Foxe and the English Reformation (Aldershot: Scholar Press, 1997)   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Andrew J. Power, The Birth and Death of the Author: A Multi-Authored History of Authorship in Print (Routledge, 2020)

Joad Raymond, Pamphlets and pamphleteering in early modern Britain (Cambridge: CUP, 2002) especially chapter 7

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

Andrea Rizzi (ed.), Trust and Proof : Translators in Renaissance Print Culture (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2018)

Helen Smith, ‘Grossly Material Things’: Women and Book Production in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012) especially chapters 1 & 2  

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

Alexander Wilkinson, 'Vernacular translation in Renaissance France, Spain, Portugal and Britain: a comparative survey' Renaissance Studies 29.1 (2015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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