Cultures of Print

Cultures of Print How did people in early America understand the authority of print and how was this authority sustained and contested These questions are at the heart of this set of pathbreaking essays in the history
  • Title: Cultures of Print
  • Author: David D. Hall
  • ISBN: 9781558490499
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cultures of Print
    How did people in early America understand the authority of print and how was this authority sustained and contested These questions are at the heart of this set of pathbreaking essays in the history of the book by one of America s leading practitioners in this interdisciplinary field.David D Hall examines the interchange between popular and learned cultures and the pracHow did people in early America understand the authority of print and how was this authority sustained and contested These questions are at the heart of this set of pathbreaking essays in the history of the book by one of America s leading practitioners in this interdisciplinary field.David D Hall examines the interchange between popular and learned cultures and the practices of reading and writing His writings deal with change and continuity, exploring the possibility of a reading revolution and arguing for the long duration of a Protestant vernacular tradition A newly written essay on book culture in the early Chesapeake describes a system of scribal publication The pieces reflect Hall s belief that the better we understand the production and consumption of books, the closer we come to a social history of culture.
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  • David D. Hall

    For the Fenland Survey historian, see David D Hall.Professor David D Hall is an American historian, and was Bartlett Professor of New England Church History, at Harvard Divinity School.He graduated from Harvard University, and from Yale University with a Ph.D He is well known for introducing Lived religion to religious studies scholarship in the United States, most notably at Harvard Divinity School.Hall was Bartlett Professor of New England Church History until 2008, when he became Bartlett Research Professor He writes extensively on religion and society in seventeenth century New England and England.His books include The Faithful Shepherd A History of the New England Ministry in the Seventeenth Century Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment Popular Religious Belief in Early New England Puritans in the New World A Critical Anthology and, most recently, A Reforming People Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life in New England 2011 He has edited two key collections of documents The Antinomian Controversy of 1636 1638 A Documentary History and Witch Hunting in Seventeenth Century New England A Documentary History, 1638 1693.Another interest is the history of the book, especially the history of literacy and reading in early America He edited, with Hugh Amory, The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World, the first of a five volume series of which he was the general editor.He continues to study and write about religion and culture in early America, with particular attention to lived religion, and is presently writing a general history of Puritanism in England, Scotland, and New England c 1550 to 1700, to be published by Princeton University Press.

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