The History of Printing and Print Culture: Contexts and Controversies

Hinks, John (2020) The History of Printing and Print Culture: Contexts and Controversies. Midland History, 45 (2). pp. 134-144. ISSN 1756-381X

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The history of printing and print culture is a dynamic and wide-ranging field of study, as the articles in this special issue demonstrate. By way of background, this Introduction briefly outlines the development of the field and highlights a number of controversial issues that have arisen within it. Although often considered part of ‘the history of the book’ (or ‘book history’), much of the history of printing is concerned with the quotidian production of non-book material including a vast variety of ephemeral printed items known as ‘jobbing printing’. Printed items, both books and ephemera, have made a significant contribution to the history of the Midlands. In particular, printing played a key role in the industrial development of the region and in the ‘Midlands Enlightenment’.

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Additional Information: ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router ** History: ppub 03-05-2020; issued 03-05-2020; epub 27-06-2020.
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Date: 27 June 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Printing history, print culture, book history, history of the book, printing revolution
Subjects: P900 Others in Mass Communications and Documentation
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of Visual Communication
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Depositing User: JISC PubRouter
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2020 08:21
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2020 08:45

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