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Early English Text Society

Founded in 1864 by Furnivall for the publication of Early and Middle English texts.

Early English Text Society

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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... English Text Society Founded in 1864 by F. J. Furnivall , with support from W. W. Skeat and others, to publish Early and Middle English texts. Much of its early history is undocumented. The Society, which is supported by subscription, continues to publish regularly, with over 475 volumes listed in its current...

Early English Text Society

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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... English Text Society ( EETS ) Founded in 1864 by *Furnivall , EETS has produced editions of works from the Anglo-Saxon to the Elizabethan periods. One of the oldest scholarly societies in England still in existence, EETS is part of a broader Victorian antiquarian and philological movement concerned with promoting Englishness and national identity. Most of the co-founders of the Society were also members of the Council of the Philological Society, and one of the chief impulses to the creation of EETS was the need to provide materials for use in the *...

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37 The History of the Book in Sub-Saharan Africa

37 The History of the Book in Sub-Saharan Africa   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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..., and schoolbooks. Other missionary and philanthropic societies followed suit, some importing foreign expertise (the American Colonization Society employed a Jamaican printer in Yorubaland in the late 1850s ), and many establishing depots to sell imported texts and produce translations into local languages. The Bremen Mission published Ewe *grammars in eastern Gold Coast in the 1850s ; others (e.g. the Basel Mission and Wesleyan Methodists) were responsible, in the later 19 th century, for early works in languages such as Twi, Ga, and Fante. Missionary...

The Antiquarian Tradition

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society began publishing in 1876 ; the Thoresby Society in 1889 ; and the Thoroton Society in 1897 . By contrast, some counties, such as Derbyshire, were badly provided for, and the national coverage was very patchy. See E. L. C. Mullins (ed.), Texts and Calendars: A Guide to the Historical and Archaeological Publications of Societies in England and Wales, 1901–33 (1968) . The official printing of records started in 1783 with an edition of the Domesday Book . During the early 19th century a series of royal...

Welsh Local and Family History

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D. Huw Owen

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...supported ambitious ventures to publish official county histories. The publication of Glamorgan County History , vi: Glamorgan Society, 1780–1980 , ed. Prys Morgan ( 1988 ), completed an enterprise launched in 1930 to publish a six‐volume history of the county. Joseph Bradney had published his four‐volume A History of Monmouthshire ( 1904–33 ). Miranda Aldhouse‐Green and Ray Howell (eds), Gwent in Prehistory and Early History , the first of the proposed five‐volume Gwent County History , ed. Ralph A. Griffiths , was published in 2004 . A. H....

38 The History of the Book in the Muslim World

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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...système , as proposed by *Eisenstein in relation to early modern Europe, do not apply to those societies where this method was prevalent ( see 6 ). On the other hand, the low prices and ready acceptability of books printed by this method meant that lithographically reproduced texts—mainly traditional and classical ones—achieved a far wider dissemination. In this way, lithography did much, as Ian Proudfoot has shown, to ‘usher in the print revolution’ (Proudfoot, 182). At their best, lithographed texts, many complete with pictorial miniatures, could rival...

6 The European Printing Revolution

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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...early printed books The MS lies behind each phase of the history of early printing, not only as a source for texts, but also as a model for the printed book’s physical appearance, as reflected in choice of type, *format , *layout , *initials , and *rubrication . Types reproduced the *scripts most widely used at the time. Gothic *textura type had special variants according to different locations (more square in northern Germany and The Netherlands, rounder in southern Germany and Italy) and different uses (for liturgical works, legal and school texts,...

42 The History of the Book in Japan

42 The History of the Book in Japan   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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...as well as Buddhist MSS; the Confucian texts would have been essential for the newly founded university, since the education system was modelled on that of China and required Chinese literacy. Most of the MSS produced in the Nara period have long since perished, but recent finds of mokkan (wooden *tablets used to record bureaucratic texts) and urushigami (scraps of paper preserved by lacquer) have over the last 50 years greatly enhanced our knowledge of the texts and the forms of the Chinese language in use in early Japan. A much clearer picture of the...

41 The History of the Book in Korea

41 The History of the Book in Korea   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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...in printing culture: the world’s earliest datable printed text ( c .751 ); the earliest dated work printed with movable type ( 1377 ); and the survival of the Korean Tripitaka woodblocks stored at Haeinsa (13 th century). Bibliography M. Courant , Bibliographie coréenne (3 vols, 1894–1901) P. Lee , ed., Sourcebook of Korean Civilization (2 vols, 1993–6) B. Park , Korean Printing (2003) Sohn Pow-Key , ‘ Early Korean Printing ’, Journal of the American Oriental Society , 79 (1959), 96–103 — Early Korean Printing (1984) — ‘King Sejong’s Innovations in...

Women Local and Family Historians

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Joan Thirsk

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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...of both, since 1950 . Joan Wake was an early pioneer. She had attended London School of Economics courses in 1913 , when Eileen Power was her tutor; she became the founder of the Northants Record Society, and then county archivist. Mary Dormer Harris also straddled two worlds. She was highly respected for her profound knowledge of documents and the architecture of Warwickshire. Her main scholarly book, taking ten years to complete, was a transcript of the Coventry Leet Book (Early English Text Society, 4 vols, 1907–13 ), but her popular reputation...

Antiquarianism (Popular)

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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...Using old *ballad and prose narrative forms in an archaic self-conscious manner, most English and Scots Gothicists of the late 1790s conveyed an anti-clerical undercurrent that was fully modern in its application: for ‘Gothic’ read ‘old-regime’. In the journal of the Society of Antiquaries, Archaeologia , Douce went on to publish a series of papers (gathered as a volume in 1825 ) which before 1810 typically carried political critique. The first, read to the Society on 27 November 1800 , included a proclamation by Queen Elizabeth on the scarcity of...

Language

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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...social, and national identity. Challenges to that identity were perceived as coming from many different sources in a rapidly changing society. English was increasingly being valued over the classical languages as a national treasure, though the possession of Latin and Greek remained important markers of gentility, but this development brought with it a desire to stabilize English itself into a standard or ‘classical’ form. Texts concerned with such issues became an important growth area in the eighteenth century's expanding *publishing [21] industry. Fewer...

15 Children’s Books

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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...book properly begins with the invention of printing, by which time parts of English society had been collectively literate for around a century. Many children learned to read at home, instructed by either a parent or an employer. Because literacy had long been linked with religion, learning the alphabet was an act of devotion. After mastering letters, children were taught how to combine letters into syllables, and syllables into words, then encountered their first texts: basic Latin prayers such as the Paternoster and Creed, the psalms, and the hours....

Scottish Local and Family History

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David moody

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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...tradition was the publishing of primary sources. The first of the dedicated societies, the Roxburghe, was founded in 1812 , and the 19th century saw the publication of most of the meagre extant medieval records of burgh and monastery . Most of the societies are now defunct, but publication of primary sources is continued by the Scottish History Society and the Scottish Record Society. A bibliography of published records is provided by David and Wendy Stevenson , Scottish Texts and Calendars ( 1987 ). Antiquarians had an abiding interest in sites and...

Utopianism

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...the British Enlightenment , Cambridge, 1994; ed., Modern British Utopias 1700–1850, London, 1997; ed., Restoration and Augustan Utopias , New York, 1998; Davis, J. C. , Utopia and the Ideal Society: A Study of English Utopian Writing, 1516–1700 , Cambridge, 1981; Goodwin, B. , & Taylor, K. , The Politics of Utopia , London, 1983; Morton, A. L. , The English Utopia , London, 1952; Sargent, L. T. , British and American Utopian Literature, 1516–1975: A Bibliography , New York, 1988. Gregory...

20a The History of the Book in Britain, c.1475–1800

20a The History of the Book in Britain, c.1475–1800   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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...poorer members of society. Bibliography Altick T. Belanger , ‘Tonson, Wellington and the Shakespeare Copyrights’, in Studies in the Book Trade in Honour of Graham Pollard , OBS, NS 18 (1975) H. S. Bennett , English Books and Readers 1475 to 1557 , 2e (1969) C. Benson , ‘ Libraries in University Towns ’, in CHLBI 2 C. Blagden , ‘ Booksellers’ Trade Sales 1718–1768 ’, Library , 5/5 (1950–51), 243–57 — The Stationers’ Company: A History, 1403–1959 (1960) P. W. M. Blayney , ‘The Publication of Playbooks’, in A New History of Early English Drama , ed. J. D....

43a The History of the Book in Southeast Asia (1): The Islands

43a The History of the Book in Southeast Asia (1): The Islands   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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...Sumatra. Intriguingly, however, this text—known as ‘The Tanjung Tanah Code of Law’—is written in a script strongly resembling 17 th - or even 18 th -century Javanese script. Following the advent of Islam in the 13 th century, Arabic script was adopted for writing several Austronesian languages ( see 38 ). Malay was almost exclusively written in a modified version of the Arabic script called Jawi, whereas the use of the Javanese version of the Arabic script called Pégon was generally reserved for writing religious texts. The Europeans, who entered the region...

39 The History of the Book in the Indian Subcontinent

39 The History of the Book in the Indian Subcontinent   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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... (1980) A. Ghosh , Power in Print: Popular Publishing and the Politics of Language and Culture in a Colonial Society, 1778–1905 (2006) G. A. Grierson , ‘The Early Publication of the Serampore Mission Press’, The Indian Antiquary , (1903), 241–54 A. Gupta and S. Chakravorty , eds., Print Areas: Book History in India (2004) — Moveable Type: Book History in India (2008) P. Joshi , In Another Country: Colonialism, Culture, and the English Novel in India (2002) B. S. Kesavan , History of Printing and Publishing in India (3 vols, 1985–97) V....

Revolution

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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...by London Corresponding Society literature, and there was an agreed policy of subversion of the army among some cells of the United Englishmen—the English counterpart to the United Irishmen. There was a brief French landing in Wales in February 1797 and an abortive rebellion in Ireland, with a mistimed French landing in Ireland in 1798 . Faced with these strains, the government took more draconian measures against the radical organizations. In 1799–1800 the London Corresponding Society and the British and Irish *United societies were outlawed. Habeas...

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