Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe

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Product Details

Price
$51.60
Publisher
Belknap Press
Publish Date
Pages
392
Dimensions
6.5 X 9.4 X 1.5 inches | 1.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780674237179

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About the Author

Anthony Grafton is the Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University.

Reviews

Inky Fingers directs our attention to the inky realities of book production and the messiness of everyday life. To erase urban contexts, correspondence networks, financial burdens, and other human factors from the early modern narrative, Grafton shows us, is to distort how new ideas--both famous and obscure--came into being. An excellent and thought-provoking book!--Ada Palmer, author of Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance and the Terra Ignota series
Grafton's sweeping erudition and meticulous scholarship are on display in Inky Fingers, which offers us a look over the shoulders of theologians and humanist scholars. His case studies illuminate how 'traditional' historical skills--the careful reading of texts, the deciphering of marginalia, and the tracing of arcane references--still hold countless possibilities for new readings and revelations.--Daniel Jütte, author of The Strait Gate: Thresholds and Power in Western History