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The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume One: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660

Joad Raymond


What did most people read? Where did they get it? Where did it come from? What were its uses in its readers' lives? How was it produced and distributed? What were its relations to the wider world of print culture? How did it develop over time? These questions are central to this series of books devoted to the exploration of popular print culture in English from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the present. Between the beginning of the sixteenth century and the later seventeenth, governments, institutions, and individuals learned to use inexpensively-produced printed texts to inform, e ... More

Keywords: print culture, sixteenth century, British culture, Irish culture, printed text, readership, materiality, book trade, political history, cultural history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199287048
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287048.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joad Raymond, editor
Professor of English Literature, University of East Anglia

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Joad Raymond

Part I Historical Contexts

Chapter 2 England and Wales

Michael J. Braddick

Chapter 3 Scotland

Hamish Mathison

Chapter 4 Ireland

Jane Ohlmeyer*

Chapter 9 Reading Strategies

Stephen B. Dobranski

Chapter 12 Libel

Alastair Bellany

Part II Some International Comparisons

Chapter 14 France and Spain

Roger Chartier Translated by Lynn S. Meskill

Chapter 15 Italy

Ottavia Niccoli Translated by Giulia Galastro

Chapter 16 The Netherlands

Margit Thøfner

Chapter 17 Germany

Alisha Rankin

Part III Themes

Chapter 19 Rhetoric

David Colclough

Chapter 23 London

Mark Jenner

Chapter 25 War

Nicole Greenspan

Part IV Forms and Genres

Chapter 27 Romance

Lori Humphrey Newcomb

Chapter 28 News

Joad Raymond

Chapter 29 Science

Simon Schaffer

Chapter 33 Pamphlets

Jason Peacey

Chapter 34 Chapbooks

Lori Humphrey Newcomb

Chapter 37 Playbooks

Zachary Lesser

Part V Case Studies

Chapter 38 1535

Tracey A. Sowerby

Chapter 39 1553

Cathy Shrank

Chapter 40 1588–1589

Jesse M. Lander

Chapter 41 1603

Matthew Woodcock

Chapter 42 1625

Thomas Cogswell

Chapter 43 1641

Jason McElligott

Chapter 44 1649

Martin Dzelzainis

Chapter 45 1660

Gerald MacLean

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