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  • Asha Rogers
  • Elleke Boehmer
  • Priyasha Mukhopadhay
  • Rouven Kunstmann

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • University of Oxford
  • Harvard University


This book is an edited volume of essays that showcases how books played a crucial role in making and materialising histories of travel, scientific exchanges, translation, and global markets from the late-eighteenth century to the present. While existing book historical practice is overly dependent on models of the local and the national, we suggest that approaching the book as a cross-region, travelling – and therefore global- object offers new approaches and methodologies for a study in global perspective. By thus studying the book in its transnational and inter-imperial, textual, inter-textual and material dimensions, this collection will highlight its key role in making possible a global imagination, shaped by networks of print material, readers, publishers and translators.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Global Histories of Books: Methods and Practices
EditorsElleke Boehmer, Rouven Kunstmann, Priyasha Mukhopadhyay, Asha Rogers
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameNew Directions in Book History
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan