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Owens, W. R.

The History of Reading, Volume 1

Owens, W. R. - The History of Reading, Volume 1, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Shafquat Towheed, W. R. Owens

Part 1. Readers in the Medieval and Early Modern World

2. Speaking of Reading and Reading the Evidence: Allusions to Literacy in the Oral Tradition of the Middle English Verse Romances
John Ford

3. Modes of Bible Reading in Early Modern England
W. R. Owens

Part 2. Readers in the Enlightenment and Romantic World

4. Weeping for Werther: Suicide, Sympathy and the Reading Revolution in Early America
Richard Bell

5. Reconstructing Reading Vogues in the Old South: Borrowings from the Charleston Library Society, 1811–1817
Isabelle Lehuu

Part 3. Readers in the Nineteenth-Century World

6. Devouring Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Antebellum ‘Common’ Readers
Barbara Hochman

7. Reading in Polish and National Identity in Nineteenth-Century Silesia
Ilona Dobosiewicz, Liliana Piasecka

8. Reading Science: Evidence from the Career of Edwin Gilpin, Mining Engineer
Lawrence J. Duggan, Bertrum H MacDonald

9. Reading in an Age of Censorship: The Case of Catholic Germany, 1800–1914
Jeffrey T. Zalar

Part 4. Readers in the Twentieth-Century World

10. Understanding Children as Readers: Librarians’ Anecdotes and Surveys in the United States from 1890 to 1930
Kate McDowell

11. Letters to a Daughter: An Archive of Middle-Class Reading in New Zealand, c.1872-1932
Susann Liebich

12. Books Behind Bars: Mahatma Gandhi’s Community of Captive Readers
Ian Desai

13. Remembering Reading: Memory, Books and Reading in South Africa’s Apartheid Prisons, 1956–90
Archie L. Dick

Keywords: History, Cultural History, Literature, general, Literary Theory, Cultural Theory

Editor
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2011
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
241 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780230316782
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-32005-9

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