The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland
Published in four volumes by Edinburgh University Press, The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland is a major scholarly project whose aim is to investigate the history of the production, circulation, and reception of Scottish texts from earliest times to the present.
Book History is a growing area of interdisciplinary enquiry, drawing on the methods of Bibliography, Social History, Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory. Its specific objects of study include literacy and reading practices, relations among publishers, authors and readers, and media production technology.
Whether in the creation of early manuscripts, in the formation of libraries, through fine printing or the development of mass media, Scotland's contributions to the history of the book, both within the nation and beyond its boundaries, have been remarkable.
Volume I: From the Earliest Times to 1707
Alastair Mann, University of Stirling
Sally Mapstone, Oxford University
Volume II: Enlightenment and Expansion 1707-1800
Stephen Brown, Trent University
Warren McDougall, Edinburgh University
Volume III: Ambition and Industry 1800-1880
Bill Bell, Edinburgh University
Volume IV: Professionalism and Diversity 1880-2000
Alistair McCleery, Napier University
David Finkelstein, Queen Margaret University College