Blair Worden: Printing and reading, 24 August 2000
Show More The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making by Adrian Johns.
Chicago, 707 pp., £14.50, May 2000, 0 226 40122 7Show More
Reading Revolutions: The Politics of Reading in Early Modern England by Kevin Sharpe.
Yale, 358 pp., £25, April 2000, 0 300 08152 9Show More
“... particular attention as guides to, or even determinants of, the period’s intellectual systems. Kevin Sharpe’s book centres on ‘the richest archival source for the study of reading in early modern England’: the voluminous notes which a country gentleman, Sir William Drake, from Amersham in Buckinghamshire, took on his reading before and during ...”