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Forms and Meanings

Texts, Performances, and Audiences from Codex to Computer

By Roger Chartier

Publication Year: 1995

In this provocative work, Roger Chartier continues his extraordinarily influential consideration of the forms of production, dissemination, and interpretation of discourse in Early Modern Europe. Chartier here examines the relationship between patronage and the market, and explores how the form in which a text is transmitted not only constrains the production of meaning but defines and constructs its audience.

Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-

A portion of Chapter i first appeared as "From Codex to Screen," translated by Laura Mason...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-5

The four studies brought together in this volume (three of which wer egiven at the University of Pennsylvania as the 1994 Rosenbach Lectures)have very different topics, scopes, and approaches. They pose a common question, however. How are we to understand ...

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Chapter 1: Representations of the Written Word

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pp. 6-24

I would like to open this essay by considering three eighteenth-century texts — Vico's Scienza nuova (1725), Condorcet's Esquisse d'un tableau bistorique des progres de I'esprit humain ...

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Chapter 2: Princely Patronage and the Economy of Dedication

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pp. 25-42

In The Tempest, which was performed at court on i November 1611 before James I, Shakespeare presented a prince who, to his misfortune, preferred the company of books to the art of government. Prospero, the duke of Milan, had given up the exercise of power in order to devote...

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Chapter 3: From Court Festivity to City Spectators

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pp. 43-82

"George Dandin, first time —Tuesday, loth. . . . The troupe left for Versailles. We played ...

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Chapter 4: Popular Appropriation: The Readers and Their Books

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pp. 83-98

Popular culture is a category of the learned. Why should I begin with such an abrupt proposition? Simply to remind us that the debates surrounding even the definition of popular culture engage a concept ...

Notes

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pp. 99-114

Selected Bibliography

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pp. 115-122

Index

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pp. 123-128


E-ISBN-13: 9780812200362
Print-ISBN-13: 9780812215465

Page Count: 144
Publication Year: 1995

Series Title: New Cultural Studies

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Subject Headings

  • Books and reading.
  • Literary patrons.
  • Authors and patrons.
  • Literature and society.
  • Written communication -- History.
  • Transmission of texts.
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