The uses of script and print, 1300-1700
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The uses of script and print, 1300-1700

Abstract: This volume builds upon the widening interest in the connections between culture and communication in medieval and early modern Europe. Focusing on England, it takes a critical look at the scholarly paradigm of the shift from script to print, exploring the possibilities and limitations of these media as vehicles of information and meaning. The essays examine how pen and the press were used in the spheres of religion, law, scholarship, and politics. They assess scribal activity both before and after the advent of printing, illuminating its role in recording and transmitting polemical, literary, antiquarian and utilitarian texts. They also investigate script and print in relation to the spoken word, emphasising the constant interaction and symbiosis of these three media. In sum, this collection helped to refine the boundaries between cultures of speech, manuscript and print, and to reconsider the historical fissures which they have come to represent.

Title and contributions: The uses of script and print, 1300-1700 / edited by Julia Crick and Alexandra Walsham.

Publication: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Physical description: xiv, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

ISBN: 0521810639

Publication date:2004

Language: English (language of the text, soundtrack, etc..)

  • "This volume of essays grew out of a conference ... held at the University of Exeter in April 2000"--p. xii.



Classifications: 686.2

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  • Type of Publication Date: Publication Dates 1 and 2: monograph complete when issued, or issued within one calendar year
  • Publication Date: 2004

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