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Author Greteman, Blaine, author.

Title Networking print in Shakespeare's England : influence, agency, and revolutionary change / Blaine Greteman.

Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2021]

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 238 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series Stanford text technologies
Text technologies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Methods and data -- A small new world : fire, infection, and sudden change in the English print network -- Hubs in the network : Nicholas Okes and the making of infectious information -- Radical betweenness : Lady Eleanor Davies and Mary Cary -- Weak ties and the making of a strong poet : John Milton's early publishers -- Epilogue : future directions in networking the past
Summary "In Networking Print in Shakespeare's England, Blaine Greteman uses new analytical tools to examine early English print networks and the systemic changes that reshaped early modern literature, thought, and politics. In early modern England, printed books were a technology that connected people in new ways--not only readers and writers, but an increasingly expansive community of printers, publishers, and booksellers. By pairing the methods of network analysis with newly available digital archives, Greteman aims to change the way we usually talk about authorship, publication, and print. As Greteman reveals, network analysis of the nearly 500,000 books printed in England before 1800 makes it possible to speak once again of a "print revolution," identifying a sudden tipping point at which the early modern print network became a small world where information could spread in new and powerful ways. Along with providing new insights into canonical literary figures like Milton and Shakespeare, data analysis also uncovers the hidden histories of key figures in this transformation who have been virtually ignored. Both a primer on the power of network analysis and a critical intervention in early modern studies, the book is ultimately an extended meditation on agency and the complexity of action in context"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Early printed books -- Social aspects -- England -- 17th century.
Authors, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Social networks.
Printers -- Social networks -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Book industries and trade -- England -- History -- 17th century.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Data processing.
Social networks -- England -- History -- 17th century.
System analysis.
systems analysis.
Book industries and trade.
Social networks.
System analysis.
Chronological Term 1500-1700
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Greteman, Blaine. Networking print in Shakespeare's England Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2021. 9781503615243 (DLC) 2020052611
ISBN 9781503627994 electronic book
1503627993 electronic book
9781503615243 hardcover
9781503627987 paperback