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A Companion to the History of the Book

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From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book.

Makes use of illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts

Written by a group of expert contributors

Covers topical debates, such as the nature of censorship and the future of the book
Hardcover, 599 pages
Published June 11th 2007 by Blackwell Publishers
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Carla
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
this helped me get a good grade on my paper so 4/5 thanks
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Feb 05, 2011 rated it liked it
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The things I liked about this anthology only marginally outweighed those that I didn't. This is straightforward history of the dullest variety. Nothing analytical. That said, it's hugely comprehensive, not only in terms of the time it spans, but also its geography. I was impressed with the depth of knowledge that went into some of the pieces (particularly those giving information about "the book" in international frameworks). Other pieces seemed under-researched (which is only exacerbated with e ...more
Masood Akhtar
A comprehensive guide about the history of book from ancient to modern times. All aspects related to book making from the origin till date around the world. All details may not be relevant to all readers.
Mauricio Villamayor
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book gives a good overview of the history of books. Although has chapters about Asia and South America developments on books, its overall view is too focus on European/NorthAmerican history.
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