From the early Sumerian clay capsule via to the emergence of the digital textual content, this Companion offers a continual and coherent account of the heritage of the e-book.
* uses illustrative examples and case reports of recognized texts
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* Covers topical debates, corresponding to the character of censorship and the way forward for the publication
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In a word, textual modernism was (like that of modernism in music, in architecture, in painting, and so on) Platonist and essentialist. Modernism sought the “essence” of the speciﬁc medium, and in textual scholarship this essence was the puriﬁed, cleansed, and unmediated text of the author, usually presented in “clear text” editions, with all sign of editorial handiwork removed so that the reader was confronted with “the text itself,” shorn of both historical accretions and of the evidence of the editorial intervention that had recreated this text.
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