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The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume 7: The Twentieth Century and Beyond

Citation
Nash A, Squires C & Willison I (eds.) (2019) The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume 7: The Twentieth Century and Beyond. The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, 7. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/literature/printing-and-publishing-history/cambridge-history-book-britain-volume-7?format=HB

Abstract
The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain is an authoritative series which surveys the history of publishing, bookselling, authorship and reading in Britain. This seventh and final volume surveys the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from a range of perspectives in order to create a comprehensive guide, from growing professionalisation at the beginning of the twentieth century, to the impact of digital technologies at the end. Its multi-authored focus on the material book and its manufacture broadens to a study of the book's authorship and readership, and its production and dissemination via publishing and bookselling. It examines in detail key market sectors over the course of the period, and concludes with a series of essays concentrating on aspects of book history: the book in wartime; class, democracy and value; books and other media; intellectual property and copyright; and imperialism and post-imperialism.

StatusPublished
EditorProfessor Claire Squires
Title of seriesThe Cambridge History of the Book in Britain
Number in series7
Publication date01/06/2019
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publisher URLhttp://www.cambridge.org/…lume-7?format=HB
Place of publicationCambridge
ISBN9781107010604
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