Dahl's History Of The Book / Edition 3

Dahl's History Of The Book / Edition 3

by Bill Katz, Svend Dahl
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810828529

ISBN-13: 9780810828520

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

From cave paintings to computers, this overview of the history of books and communication is written for the layperson and student. It provides clear information on how books shaped and reflected major social, political, and literary developments. As a general guide, it moves from the earliest writing in the Middle East and Egypt to Greece, Rome, and early

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From cave paintings to computers, this overview of the history of books and communication is written for the layperson and student. It provides clear information on how books shaped and reflected major social, political, and literary developments. As a general guide, it moves from the earliest writing in the Middle East and Egypt to Greece, Rome, and early Christian contributions to book production and literacy. Major sections discuss publishing during the Middle Ages and how the invention of printing drastically changed and improved the distribution of knowledge. Later chapters take the reader from the age of encyclopedias in the seventeenth century to the great technological advances of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. For those who wish to pursue specific areas in the history of the book in greater detail, there are three parts devoted to additional reading with descriptive, critical annotations: general histories and bibliographies, scribes and printers, and printing to the modern period. Extensive notes and documentation will lead to additional sources.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810828520
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
History of the Book Series, #2
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
IThe Power of the Scribes1
IIGreece: The Classical Heritage38
IIIThe Romans To Early Christians62
IVThe Dark Ages85
VMiddle Ages to the Renaissance106
VIPrinting and The Renaissance136
VIIPublishing: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries185
VIIIThe Great Leap Forward: Printing and Publishing from 1800 to 1920216
IXThe Twentieth Century and Beyond246
Added Reading A. General Histories and Bibliographies269
Added Reading B. Scribes to Printers273
Added Reading C. Gutenberg to the Twenty-first Century279
Index285
About the Author310

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