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AbstractThriller fiction written in English during the 1930s provides evidence of the concerns and prejudices of that decade. Thrillers written later but set in the 1930s include supplementary historical and background information. Together, and set in their historical contexts, they provide a...
AbstractThis paper proposes a methodology through which to examine the history of generic novels. It is an attempt to reconstruct publishing history using the internal evidence of the books themselves. A key assumption is that popular literature genres are constructed in and through the writings...
AbstractIn eighteenth-century Finland, the clergy was one of the dominant, elite groups that took part in all the forums of the early public sphere. In the Lutheran realm of Sweden, the history of reading is inseparable from the Lutheran Church's persistent teaching of the Catechism. Besides...
AbstractThroughout the twentieth century, the book trade in Lithuania was influenced by momentous political and cultural developments. Following the abolition of press prohibition in 1904, the book trade entered a new period of national book distribution. In addition to being a vehicle for...
AbstractTraces the history of the first printing presses in Finland, and describes the method of publishing printed works through the subscription system. Examines the emergence of the publication of printed dissertations, as well as of convenient compendia and formats.
AbstractThis article presents four perspectives for observing changes in librarianship in Denmark in the twentieth century. These perspectives give rise to the following questions: 1) How has librarianship renegotiated the concept of the professional according to demands from society and in the...
AbstractThe aim of the paper is to discuss the influence of Buddhism on the origin of libraries in Sri Lanka from the third century BC to fifth century AD. Contributions made by Buddhist monks and Buddhist kings in this connection too are discussed. A developed education system and scholarly...
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