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  1. Out of Sorts

    Out of Sorts

    On Typography and Print Culture

    By Joseph A. Dane

    Series Material Texts

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    Out of Sorts offers a series of case studies testing modern theories and assumptions of print culture against particular cases involving typography and typographical representation. Topics covered range from early printed marginalia... Learn More
    Published: 5th November 2010
    Hardback | £46.00
  2. The Literary Market
    This study offers a new reading of the development of modern authorship in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France, through a detailed reexamination of one of the central mythologies of this evolution: the author's passage... Learn More
    Published: 3rd November 2009
    Hardback | £46.00
  3. Reading Women
    Reading Women brings into conversation the latest scholarship by early modernists and early Americanists on the role of gender in the production and consumption of texts during the expansion of female readership in the early modern... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2009
    Paperback | £16.99
  4. Tabula Picta

    Tabula Picta

    Painting and Writing in Medieval Law

    Written by Marta Madero, Translated by Monique Dascha Inciarte and Roland David Valayre, Foreword by Roger Chartier

    Series Material Texts

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    Who owns the tabula picta, the painted tablet? The owner of the tablet? Or to the person who painted it? This meticulous analysis of how medieval jurists responded to these questions is a major a contribution to the history of... Learn More
    Published: 18th September 2009
    Hardback | £34.00
  5. Hitler's Face

    Hitler's Face

    The Biography of an Image

    Written by Claudia Schmolders, Translated by Adrian Daub

    Series Material Texts

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    From his emergence on the German political scene in 1914 and subsequent public infatuation with him, to his fall in 1945 and the growing revulsion as his horrific acts were revealed to the world, Adolf Hitler's visage, Claudia... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2009
    Paperback | £18.99
  6. The Incarnate Text
    James Kearney engages with recent work in the history of the book and the history of religion to investigate the crisis of the book occasioned by the Reformation's simultaneous faith in text and distrust of material forms.... Learn More
    Published: 17th June 2009
    Hardback | £53.00
  7. Reading the Qur'an in Latin Christendom, 1140-1560
    Addressing Christian-Muslim relations generally, as well as the histories of reading and the book, Burman offers a balanced and hands-on picture of the ways Europeans read the sacred text of Islam.... Learn More
    Published: 8th May 2009
    Paperback | £18.99
  8. Inscription and Erasure
    Roger Chartier examines how authors transformed the material realities of writing or of publication into an aesthetic resource exploited for poetic, dramatic, or narrative ends.... Learn More
    Published: 25th August 2008
    Paperback | £18.99
  9. Printing the Middle Ages

    Printing the Middle Ages

    By Sian Echard

    Series Material Texts

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    Printing the Middle Ages focuses on the life of medieval texts after the Middle Ages, tracing the impact of the books that transmitted medieval literature to the English-speaking world, showing how these books imitated and refashioned... Learn More
    Published: 6th August 2008
    Hardback | £53.00
  10. Used Books
    Published: 14th November 2007
    Hardback | £46.00
    Paperback | £18.99
  11. The Pilgrim and the Bee
    "The Pilgrim and the Bee makes a broad claim about a reading-centered history, reclaiming for this purpose a distinctive body of texts. Brown's analysis marks an important step toward a better history of reading."—David... Learn More
    Published: 11th June 2007
    Hardback | £50.00
  12. Voice in Motion
    "Voice in Motion is a book of interdisciplinary reach, solid scholarship, and imaginative resonance."—Bruce Smith, University of Southern California... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2007
    Hardback | £46.00
  13. The Road to Jerusalem
    The Road to Jerusalem traces the survival of the literature of pilgrimage as part of the broader literature of travel from the late fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, a time when powerful forces, from navigation to theology,... Learn More
    Published: 27th March 2007
    Hardback | £46.00
  14. Plagiarism and Literary Property in the Romantic Period
    Were the Romantic poets plagiarists, and did plagiarism have the same meaning two hundred years ago as it has today? Tilar J. Mazzeo offers a major reassessment of the role of borrowing, textual appropriation, and narrative mastery... Learn More
    Published: 31st October 2006
    Hardback | £50.00
  15. The Trouble with Ownership
    Offering a new history of proprietary authorship, this volume is able to address contemporary debates of copyright, intellectual property, and fair use by reorienting critical attention away from authorial rights and toward authorial... Learn More
    Published: 6th May 2005
    Hardback | £46.00
  16. The Afterlife of Character, 1726-1825

    The Afterlife of Character, 1726-1825

    By David A. Brewer

    Series Material Texts

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    In its innovative methodology and its unprecedented attention to the productive interplay of audience and text, The Afterlife of Character, 1726-1825 offers a compelling new approach to eighteenth-century studies, the history... Learn More
    Published: 22nd April 2005
    Hardback | £55.00
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