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«Parlare e scrivere sono per noi atti così naturali che nessuno, a prima vista, può concepirli come le invenzioni più complesse che mai il cervello umano abbia elaborato e, in fin dei conti, le invenzioni più importanti, poiché conferirono all’uomo l’attrezzatura mentale da cui sarebbe derivato il resto. La comparsa della scrittura non risale a più di 5.000 anni fa. Se ...more
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Published 2009 by Laterza (first published May 16th 1994)
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Veronica Juarez
Aug 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have mixed feelings about this book, I already enjoyed it so much, it was enlightening and with a lot of historical information that you have to process very slowly and, maybe you have to go back sometimes just to reinforce all the knowledge you're getting with this book. It should be definitively a must and a reference book for librarians, students of librarianship and people related with book industry. I'm convinced every librarian around the globe must have this book in his/her personal ...more
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Jun 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Martin's analysis of the impact of writing, particularly the chapters on the early years of printing, are an invaluable guide for anyone seeking to understand what we do to ourselves when we write and read. See beyond the pieces of the puzzle, including the scribal monks, Gutenburg, the printing press, book binding and distribution to the whole process that has been in motion since we first began to write through the early days of the computer revolution (the book was published in the mid-90s).
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Henri-Jean Louis Paul Martin (16 January 1924 – 13 January 2007) was a leading authority on the history of the book in Europe, and an expert on the history of writing and printing. He was a leader in efforts to promote libraries in France, and the history of libraries and printing.

Born in Paris, Henri-Jean Martin's initial professional position was that of conservateur in the réserve des imprimés
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