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The Enlightenment and the Book free pdf In this magisterial history, Richard B. Sher breaks new ground for our understanding of the Enlightenment and the forgotten role of publishing during that period. "The Enlightenment and the Book" seeks to remedy the common misperception that such classics as "The Wealth of Nations" and "The Life of Samuel Johnson" were made by their authors alone. To the contrary, Sher shows how the process of bookmaking during the late eighteenth century involved complex partnerships between authors and their publishers. Similarly, Sher demonstrates that publishers were involved in the project of bookmaking for a variety of reasons, ranging from accumulating profits to advancing human knowledge.

About Richard B. Sher

Richard B. Sher is Distinguished Professor of History at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is the author of Church and University in the Scottish Enlightenment: The Moderate Literati of Edinburgh.

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Author : Richard B. Sher
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Data Published : 01 June 2010
ISBN : 0226752534
EAN : 9780226752532
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 848 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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