A History of Cambridge University Press: Printing and the Book Trade in Cambridge, 1534-1698 Volume 1 by David McKitterick
This is the first volume of three volumes on the history of the oldest press in the world, a history that extends from the sixteenth century to the present day.…
A History of Cambridge University Press synopsis
This is the first volume of three volumes on the history of the oldest press in the world, a history that extends from the sixteenth century to the present day. Although there was, briefly, journalism at the University of Cambridge in the early 1820s, the origin of the University of Modern Journalism originated from a charter awarded to the University by Henry VIII in 1534, to provide printers capable of working outside London and serving the university. If no book is printed until fifty years later, from 1583 to the present, the university line is in uninterrupted succession.
This part covers the period of reform until the end of the seventeenth century and is based on a wealth of unpublished or unusual material. This volume explores the university's position of its printers, the books they chose to print, and the conditions in which they operate.
For the first time, the history of early journalism is set in context - authors, university authorities and readers, and its activities are fully linked to broader issues of book trade in Britain and abroad. This book will be of interest to all participants in the history of politics, literature, church, education and social life in Britain in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries..
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