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The Afterword offers a retrospective synopsis of some of the key discussions and topics covered in The Global Histories of Books. In particular, it retraces some of the key comparative, global and transnational axes that the collection explored, using rigorous, often innovative case study investigations. The Afterword observes how these studies open new ground in two literary historical fields which were until quite recently not often analysed in relation to one another: book history and global history.
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