Literacy in Everyday Life: Reading and Writing in Early Modern Dutch Diaries

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BRILL, 2009 - 422 pagina's
Until recently, historians of reading have concentrated on book ownership and trying to map out a history of who read what. The reading experience has been a subject more difficult to research. As has been pointed out before, egodocuments can be valuable sources in this case. Following this lead, "Literacy in Everyday Life" focuses upon four early modern Dutch diaries in which readers document their daily life and in which they recount their reading. In the analysis, other ways in which these four readers communicated are also addressed, especially speech and writing. This book therefore provides an insight into the possible uses of literacy and the interaction between the printed, written and spoken word in the early modern Dutch Republic.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

From Book
1
media history
10
Reading and Writing in the Diary
41
Becks reading behaviour
76
Final remarks
109
A lifetime of reading
142
Final remarks
185
De Boers news sources
208
Final remarks
262
Van Thiels reading
297
Final remarks
338
Reading Behaviour in Figures
349
Titles of Books Mentioned in the Diaries
355
List of Sources
381
Bibliography
387
Index
415

printed matter in the diary
222
and prints
256

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Over de auteur (2009)

Jeroen Blaak is a member of the research group Egodocuments, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has written on several early modern and modern Dutch diaries and autobiographies.

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