The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

BIBLIOGRAPHY Clapperton, Robert H. The Paper-Making Machine: Its Invention,Evolu- tion, and Development. London, 1967. The best technical history of the paper machine; many excellent illustrations and photographs.

Author: Joel Mokyr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190282998

Category: Business & Economics

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What were the economic roots of modern industrialism? Were labor unions ever effective in raising workers' living standards? Did high levels of taxation in the past normally lead to economic decline? These and similar questions profoundly inform a wide range of intertwined social issues whose complexity, scope, and depth become fully evident in the Encyclopedia. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the Encyclopedia is divided not only by chronological and geographic boundaries, but also by related subfields such as agricultural history, demographic history, business history, and the histories of technology, migration, and transportation. The articles, all written and signed by international contributors, include scholars from Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Covering economic history in all areas of the world and segments of ecnomies from prehistoric times to the present, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History is the ideal resource for students, economists, and general readers, offering a unique glimpse into this integral part of world history.
Categories: Business & Economics

Papermaking in Britain 1488 1988

Papermaking in Britain 1488 1988

D. Hunter, Papermaking, The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft, 1978 edn, p. 351. 34. Thomson, Scotland, p. ... J. Munsell, Chronology of the Origin and Progress of Paper and Paper-Making, 5th edn. 1876, reprint 1980, pp. 85–6.

Author: Richard Leslie Hills

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474241281

Category: History

Page: 272

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This short history tells the story of five hundred years of papermaking against the general background of the coming of paper and printing in Britain, through the major developments of the Industrial Revolution, up to the technological advances which have made possible the enormous high-speed paper machines of the present day.
Categories: History

Companion to the History of the Book

Companion to the History of the Book

respects this machine signals paper coming full circle, and China remains one of the With the introduction of electronic reading and other systems, paper's role ... (1876) Chronology of the Origin and Progress of Paper and Paper Making.

Author: Simon Eliot

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119018216

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 976

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The celebrated text on the history of the book, completely revised, updated and expanded The revised and updated edition of The Companion to the History of the Book offers a global survey of the book’s history, through print and electronic text. Already well established as a standard survey of the historiography of the book, this new, expanded edition draws on a decade of advanced scholarship to present current research on paper, printing, binding, scientific publishing, the history of maps, music and print, the profession of authorship and lexicography. The text explores the many approaches to the book from the early clay tablets of Sumer, Assyria and Babylonia to today’s burgeoning electronic devices. The expert contributions delve into such fascinating topics as archives and paperwork, and present new chapters on Arabic script, the Slavic, Canadian, African and Australasian book, new textual technologies, and much more. Containing a wealth of illustrative examples and case studies to dramatize the exciting history of the book, the text is designed for academics, students and anyone interested in the subject.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Myth of Print Culture

The Myth of Print Culture

4 Munsell , Chronology of the Origin and Progress of Paper and Paper - making , 149 ( entry for 1855 ) ; Weeks , A History of Paper ... 5 Richard L. Hills , Papermaking in Britain , 1488–1988 : A Short History ( London , 1988 ) , 119–36 ...

Author: Joseph A. Dane

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802087752

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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The Myth of Print Culture is a critique of bibliographical and editorial method, focusing on the disparity between levels of material evidence (unique and singular) and levels of text (abstract and reproducible). It demonstrates how the particulars of evidence are manipulated in standard scholarly arguments by the higher levels of textuality they are intended to support. The individual studies in the book focus on a range of problems: basic definitions of what a book is; statistical assumptions; and editorial methods used to define and collate the presumably basic unit of 'variant.' This work differs from other recent studies in print culture in its emphasis on fifteenth-century books and its insistence that the problems encountered in that historical milieu (problems as basic as cataloguing errors) are the same as problems encountered in other areas of literary criticism. The difficulties in the simplest of cataloguing decisions, argues Joseph Dane, tend to repeat themselves at all levels of bibliographical, editorial, and literary history.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Paper and the British Empire

Paper and the British Empire

Mollan, S. (2018) 'The Free-Standing Company: A “Zombie” Theory of International Business History?' Journal of Management History, 24, 2, 156–173. Munsell, J. (1876) Chronology of the Origin and Progress of Paper and Paper-Making, ...

Author: Timo Särkkä

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000337662

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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Paper and the British Empire examines the evolution of the paper industry within British organisational frameworks and highlights the role of the Empire as a market and business-making area in a world of shrinking commerce and rising trade barriers. Drawing on a valuable range of primary sources, this book covers the period 1861–1960 and examines events from the establishment of free trade backed by the gold standard to Britain’s membership of the European Free Trade Association. In the field of the paper industry, the speed and intensity of the industrialisation process around the globe have been shaped by a wide variety of variables, including the surrounding institutional framework; entrepreneurial and organisational strategies; the cost and accessibility of transport; and the availability of capital, knowledge, energy resources, and technology. The supply of papermaking raw materials has also been key and has historically been the most important determinant for geographical location and dominance. The research in this work focuses on the roles played by such variants, on the one hand, and demand characteristics on the other. In particular, it considers developments connected to a quest for Empire-grown raw materials in order to tackle the problem of the lack of indigenous raw materials and the resulting dependence on Scandinavian wood pulp imports. This text is of considerable interest to advanced students and researchers in economic history, business history, and the paper industry, and will also be useful to organisations working within the pulp and paper industries.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Fabric of Empire

The Fabric of Empire

See Munsell, Chronology of the Origin and Progress of Paper and Paper- making, 71. 13. ... Letters to the Press, 1758–1775, edited by Verner W. Crane (Williamsburg, VA: Institute for Early American History and Culture, 1950), 271. 14.

Author: Danielle C. Skeehan

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421439686

Category: History

Page: 200

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Bringing together methods and materials traditionally belonging to literary studies, book history, and material culture studies, The Fabric of Empire provides a new model for thinking about the different media, languages, literacies, and textualities in the early Atlantic world.
Categories: History

Double Fold

Double Fold

3. six thousand wagons: Joel Munsell, Chronology of the Origin and Progress of Paper and Paper-Making (New York: Garland, 1980; facsimile of 5th ed., Albany: J. Munsell, 1876), p. 146. Munsell derived this figure from “The Rag and Paper ...

Author: Nicholson Baker

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781400033041

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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The ostensible purpose of a library is to preserve the printed word. But for fifty years our country’s libraries–including the Library of Congress–have been doing just the opposite, destroying hundreds of thousands of historic newspapers and replacing them with microfilm copies that are difficult to read, lack all the color and quality of the original paper and illustrations, and deteriorate with age. With meticulous detective work and Baker’s well-known explanatory power, Double Fold reveals a secret history of microfilm lobbyists, former CIA agents, and warehouses where priceless archives are destroyed with a machine called a guillotine. Baker argues passionately for preservation, even cashing in his own retirement account to save one important archive–all twenty tons of it. Written the brilliant narrative style that Nicholson Baker fans have come to expect, Double Fold is a persuasive and often devastating book that may turn out to be The Jungle of the American library system.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science  Second Edition

Hunter , D. Papermaking , the History and Technique of an Ancient Craft ; Alfred A. Knopf : New York , 1943 , pp . ... Munsell , J. Chronology of the Origin and Progress of Paper and Papermaking , 5th Ed .; J. Munsell : Albany ...

Author: Miriam Drake

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824720792

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 800

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A revitalized version of the popular classic, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition targets new and dynamic movements in the distribution, acquisition, and development of print and online media-compiling articles from more than 450 information specialists on topics including program planning in the digital era, recruitment, information management, advances in digital technology and encoding, intellectual property, and hardware, software, database selection and design, competitive intelligence, electronic records preservation, decision support systems, ethical issues in information, online library instruction, telecommuting, and digital library projects.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Clapperton , Robert Henderson , Paper : an Historical Account of Its Making by Hand from the Earliest Times Down to the ... Munsell , Joel , Chronology of the Origin and Progress of Paper and Papermaking , 5th ed . , J. Munsell , Albany ...

Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824720210

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 516

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"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines