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An Introduction to Book History

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2nd Edition

By David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery

This second edition of An Introduction to Book History provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the development of the book and print culture. Each fully revised and updated chapter contains new material and covers recent developments in the field.

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An Introduction to Book History is an ideal introduction to this exciting field of study, and is designed as a companion text to The Book History Reader.

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Each fully revised and updated chapter contains new material and covers recent developments in the field, including:

• The Postcolonial Book
• Censorship by states and religions
• Social History, and the recognition of underrepresentation of its value to book history studies
• Contemporary publishing

Each section begins with a summary of the chapter’s aims and contents, followed by a detailed discussion of the relevant issues, concluding with a summary of the chapter and points to ponder.

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