Vernacular Books and Their Readers in the Early Age of Print (c. 1450–1600)
Andrea van Leerdam et al.
Vernacular Books and Their Readers in the Early Age of Print (c. 1450–1600), edited by Andrea van Leerdam, Anna Dlabačová (Leiden University), and John Thompson (Queen’s University, Belfast), explores various approaches to study vernacular books and reading practices across Europe in the 15th-16th centuries.
Book producers and target audiences
Through a shared focus on the material book as an interface between producers and users, the contributors investigate how book producers conceived of their target audiences and how these vernacular books were designed and used. Three sections highlight connections between vernacularity and materiality from distinct perspectives: real and imagined readers, mobility of texts and images, and intermediality. The volume, which is available in open access, brings contributions on diferent regions, languages, and book types into dialogue.