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Dahl's History of the Book : 3rd English Ed. - Bill Katz

Dahl's History of the Book

3rd English Ed.

By: Bill Katz

Hardcover Published: 30th May 1995
ISBN: 9780810828520
Number Of Pages: 328

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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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...Katz's work offers the neophyte a handy guide to the terrain.--Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarian

The Power of the Scribesp. 1
Greece: The Classical Heritagep. 38
The Romans To Early Christiansp. 62
The Dark Agesp. 85
Middle Ages to the Renaissancep. 106
Printing and The Renaissancep. 136
Publishing: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuriesp. 185
The Great Leap Forward: Printing and Publishing from 1800 to 1920p. 216
The Twentieth Century and Beyondp. 246
Added Reading A. General Histories and Bibliographiesp. 269
Added Reading B. Scribes to Printersp. 273
Added Reading C. Gutenberg to the Twenty-first Centuryp. 279
Indexp. 285
About the Authorp. 310
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ISBN: 9780810828520
ISBN-10: 0810828529
Series: History of the Book
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 30th May 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.38 x 14.63  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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