By Leslie Howsam
Studies within the tradition and background of the ebook are a burgeoning educational strong point. interesting, rigorous, and important, they're however rooted inside 3 significant educational disciplines - background, literary reports, and bibliography - that attention respectively upon the e-book as a cultural transaction, a literary textual content, and a cloth artefact. Old Books and New Histories serves as a consultant to this wealthy yet occasionally complicated territory, explaining how diverse scholarly techniques to what might sound to be an identical entity can result in divergent questions and contradictory solutions. instead of introduce the occasions and turning issues within the heritage of e-book tradition, or debates between its theorists, Leslie Howsam makes use of an array of books and articles to provide an orientation to the sector by way of disciplinary limitations and interdisciplinary tensions. Howsam's research maps reviews of publication and print tradition onto the disciplinary constitution of the North American and eu educational global.
Old Books and New Histories can also be an engaged assertion of the historic standpoint of the booklet. within the base line, the lesson of reports in publication and print tradition is that texts swap, books are mutable, and readers eventually make of books what they need.
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Old Books and New Histories: An Orientation to Studies in Book and Print Culture by Leslie Howsam