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The Uses of Script and Print, 1300–1700

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Alexandra Walsham, Julia Crick, Felicity Riddy, David d'Avray, James G. Clark, Anthony Musson, Scott Mandelbrote, Andrew Butcher, Christopher Marsh, Jonathan Barry, Thomas S. Freeman, Ann Hughes, Margaret Aston
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  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521172707

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  • Focusing on England, this volume investigates written communication in the two centuries before and after the introduction of printing. It explores the boundaries between script and print and considers the relationship of these media with the culture of speech. Contributors consider the applications of script and print by a variety of individuals, groups and communities in the spheres of religion, law, scholarship and politics. They also reassess long-standing assumptions about the impact of printing and the historical divisions it had come to represent.

    • Makes a contribution to the interconnections between the written, printed, and spoken word
    • Crosses the medieval/early modern divide, and brings together a variety of medievalists and early modernists - thereby challenging conventional periodisation by bringing
    • Questions standard notions about the impact of printing and its connections with the Protestant Reformation
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    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521172707
    • length: 314 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: Script, print and history Alexandra Walsham and Julia Crick
    Part I. Script, Print and Late Medieval Religion:
    2. Publication before print: the case of Julian of Norwich Felicity Riddy
    3. Printing, mass communication and religious reformation: the Middle Ages and after David d'Avray
    4. Print and pre-Reformation religion: the Benedictines and the press in early Tudor England James G. Clark
    Part II. Script, Print and Textual Tradition:
    5. Law and text: legal authority and judicial accessibility in the late Middle Ages Anthony Musson
    6. The art of the unprinted: transcription and English antiquity in the age of print Julia Crick
    7. The authority of the word: manuscript, print and the text of the Bible in seventeenth-century England Scott Mandelbrote
    Part III. Script, Print and Speech:
    8. The functions of script in the speech community of a late medieval town, c.1300–1550 Andrew Butcher
    9. The sound of print in early modern England: the broadside ballad as song Christopher Marsh
    10. Communicating with authority: the uses of script, print and speech in Bristol 1640–1714 Jonathan Barry
    Part IV. Script, Print and Persecution:
    11. Preaching without speaking: script, print and religious dissent Alexandra Walsham
    12. Publish and perish: the scribal culture of the Marian martyrs Thomas S. Freeman
    13. Print, persecution and polemic: Thomas Edwards' Gangraena (1646) and Civil War sectarianism Ann Hughes
    14. Epilogue Margaret Aston.

  • Editors

    Julia Crick, Department of History, University of Exeter

    Alexandra Walsham, University of Exeter


    Alexandra Walsham, Julia Crick, Felicity Riddy, David d'Avray, James G. Clark, Anthony Musson, Scott Mandelbrote, Andrew Butcher, Christopher Marsh, Jonathan Barry, Thomas S. Freeman, Ann Hughes, Margaret Aston

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