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By K. A. E. Enenkel, Wolfgang Neuber

The published ebook, an important invention of the Early glossy interval, led to not just an explosion of data, but in addition significant alterations within the conception of texts. This quantity investigates the tools during which wisdom used to be offered to the early glossy reader and the corporation of fabric that guided his cognition of them. It focuses no longer only on book-historical questions, yet at the intersection of format and paratexts with problems with style, content material and meant functionality of texts. A group of specialists in numerous disciplines, English, French, German, Neo-Latin, philosophy, paintings heritage, the background of technological know-how and ebook heritage, makes a primary attempt to figuring out this interesting subject.

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