New Publication: Dr Leah Tether's Publishing the Grail in Medieval and Renaissance France
16 November 2017
Dr Leah Tether's Publishing the Grail in Medieval and Renaissance France has just been published by Boydell & Brewer. This book explores the early "publishing industry" through the prism of the Grail legend, one of the most enduring literary motifs in publishing history. Leah’s longstanding interests in medieval literature and book history inform her exploration of the developing publication practices associated with French Grail literature in medieval and Renaissance France. In particular, her new book describes pre-print book production as an early incarnation of a publishing trade. With its focus on key concepts and practices – such as authorship, patronage, blurbs, compilation, and production – Publishing the Grail in Medieval and Renaissance France sheds new light on notions of products and markets prior to the advent of print. You can read more about the Grail legend and Leah's book in her article for The Conversation.