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The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Joseph P. McDermott and Peter Burke


This volume provides the first comparative survey of the relations between the two most active book worlds in Eurasia between 1450 and 1850. Prominent scholars in book history explore different approaches to publishing, printing, and book culture. They discuss the extent of technology transfer and book distribution between the two regions and show how much book historians of East Asia and Europe can learn from one another by raising new questions, exploring remarkable similarities and differences in these regions’ production, distribution, and consumption of books. The chapters in turn show di ... More

Keywords: Europe, Asia, Eurasia, Book history, Book culture, Book Printing, Technology, Publishing, Book distribution, Book consumption

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9789888208081
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph P. McDermott, editor
Professor, Cultural History, University of Cambridge

Peter Burke, editor
Emeritus Reader in Chinese History, University of Cambridge

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