THE FRENCH BOOK, RELIGION, ABSOLUTISM, AND READERSHIP, 1585-1715. Henri-Jean Martin.

THE FRENCH BOOK, RELIGION, ABSOLUTISM, AND READERSHIP, 1585-1715.

  • Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
  • large 12mo.
  • stiff paper wrappers.
  • xii, 118 pages.
  • ISBN: 0801851793

Price: $15.00  other currencies

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First edition. A translation of the 1993 Schouler Lectures given by the eminent French scholar, who established the history of the book as a distinct subject requiring its own approaches and methods. This single inspiring work helped bring forth the history of the book as a field of scholarship with specialists in universities, research centers, and libraries all over the world. Contains 38 illustrations, 3 maps, and 5 graphs. Translated by Paul and Nadine Saenger of the Department of History for the twenty-second volume of the Johns Hopkins Symposia in Comparative History.