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Published: 03 May 2012

270 Pages | 7 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780199651580

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'Grossly Material Things'

Women and Book Production in Early Modern England

Helen Smith

  • This is the only comprehensive study of women's roles in writing, making, and using early modern books
  • An interdisciplinary work drawing on the insights of literary criticism, historical study, art history, musicology, and anthropology
  • A wide-ranging work that explores a variety of literary, political, and religious texts, from broadside ballads to plays, monstrous birth pamphlets to editions of the Bible
  • Expands both women's literary history and the history of the book