Print, Power and People in 17th-Century France (Hardback)
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Print, Power and People in 17th-Century France (Hardback)

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Hardback 758 Pages / Published: 01/06/1993
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Available for the first time in English, this is a major work of scholarship, originally published in Geneva in 1969 by a distinguished French historian of the famous Annales school and President of the Institut du Livre. By placing the publishing trade at the center of the study of the intellectual, political, and economic evolution of Europe through examination of the physical evidence, Martin has revolutionized historical narrative. He shows the printed book to be the focus of society's cultural well-being. This is an exhaustive look at the most highly developed book trade of the period, the century from 1598 to 1701 in France. The inquiry is consistently set against the background of international and internal political and religious conflict.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810824775
Number of pages: 758
Weight: 993 g
Dimensions: 221 x 148 x 44 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...a pioneering study of the interaction of publishing...with politics and society at a significant period of French history. * Journal Of Librarianship and Information Science *
The two most admirable things Print, Power and People has to offer are...the sheer amount of information it contains, and the very painstaking, almost sceptical attitude it takes towards its various sources. The book's scope and scholarship are breathtaking... * Printing Historical Society *
...written in a lively style that fully captures the excitement, imagination, and insightful approach Henri-Jean Martin brought to his monumental project...English-reading scholars in a variety of fields will find this abridged version highly informative and stimulating. * Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America *
The quality and quantity of Martin's decades of scholarship on the history and sociology of the book is significant...Martin covers the seventeenth-century French book trade in inordinately rich detail...there is something here for everyone interested in the history of books and reading... * Information & Culture *

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