History of Reading

History of Reading

by Steven Roger Fischer


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This is the third book in the trilogy by Fischer which, having explored language and writing, focuses on reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861891600
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 05/01/2003
Series: Reaktion Books - Globalities Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Steven Roger Fischer FRS is a former director of the Institute of Polynesian Languages and Literatures, Auckland, New Zealand. He has written many books including A History of Language, A History of Writing, and Island at the End of the World: The Turbulent History of Easter Island, all also published by Reaktion Books.

Table of Contents

1. The Immortal Witness
2. The Papyrus Tongue
3. A World of Reading
4. The Parchment Eye
5. The Printed Page
6. The 'Universal Conscience'
7. Reading the Future
Select Bibliography
Illustration Acknowledgements

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