The Coming Of The Book

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The emergence of the book was not merely an event of world historical importance, but the dawn of modernity. In this much praised work, Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin mesh together economic and technological history, sociology and anthropology, with the study of consciousness itself to root the development of printing in the changing social relations and ideological struggles of Western Europe. Now that the printed page may become a thing of the past, The Coming of the Book...
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Overview

The emergence of the book was not merely an event of world historical importance, but the dawn of modernity. In this much praised work, Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin mesh together economic and technological history, sociology and anthropology, with the study of consciousness itself to root the development of printing in the changing social relations and ideological struggles of Western Europe. Now that the printed page may become a thing of the past, The Coming of the Book is more pertinent than ever.

The Verso World History Series: This series provides attractive new editions of classic works of history, making landmark texts available to a new generation of readers. Covering a time-span stretching from Ancient Greece and Rome to the twentieth century, and with a global geographical range, the series will also include thematic volumes providing insights into such topics as the spread of print cultures and the history of money.

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Editorial Reviews

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“It is one of the most exciting scholarly books ever written on printing ... This book is serious work—marvelously rich and stimulating.”—Hugh Trevor-Roper, Sunday Times

“It ranks easily among the most consequential works of recent French scholarship.”—Times Literary Supplement

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844676347
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication date: 7/15/2010
  • Series: Verso World History Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Lucien Febvre, who died in 1956, was cofounder of the influential journal Annales, and is widely recognized as one of the foremost historians of the twentieth century.

Henri-Jean Martin is a distinguished historian of the development of early printing.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Preface 9
Manuscripts 15
1 Preliminaries: The Introduction of Paper into Europe 29
2 The Technical Problems and their Solution 45
3 The Book: Its Visual Appearance 77
4 The Book as a Commodity 109
5 The Little World of the Book 128
6 The Geography of the Book 167
7 The Book Trade 216
8 The Book as a Force for Change 248
Notes 333
Index 355
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