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The Author's DuePrinting and the Prehistory of Copyright$
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Joseph Loewenstein

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780226490403

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226490410.001.0001

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Personality and Print: Areopagitica and the Genetics of Intellectual Property

Personality and Print: Areopagitica and the Genetics of Intellectual Property

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(p.152) Chapter Six Personality and Print: Areopagitica and the Genetics of Intellectual Property
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The Author's Due
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Joseph Loewenstein

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226490410.003.0006

This chapter describes the ideological regulation that takes its place among the other regulatory determinants of authorship and intellectual property. It addresses how economic and physical violence contributes to the making of authors and the reification of intellectual work. The author of Areopagitica is considered as the great mythographer of early modern authorship. Areopagitica is so vital in the history of book culture. The book also does private business for John Milton, further dealing the disruptions of the past few years of his life. In Areopagitica, he represents books in ways that are related to both the figures of the book-as-property and the book-as-child. Furthermore, Areopagitica remaps the early modern market, and particularly the book trade, breaking down several of their key structures into constituent features, and reassembling them, sometimes as unstable composites.

Keywords:   ideological regulation, authorship, intellectual property, authors, intellectual work, Areopagitica, book culture, John Milton, book trade

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