An Introduction to Book History by David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery PDF

By David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery

ISBN-10: 0415314437

ISBN-13: 9780415314435

An creation to e-book History presents a finished serious advent to the advance of the publication and print tradition.

David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery chart the circulate from spoken notice to written texts, the arrival of print, the ebook as commodity, the facility and profile of readers, and the way forward for the e-book within the digital age.

Each part starts off with a precis of the chapter’s goals and contents, by means of an in depth dialogue of the appropriate concerns, concluding with a precis of the bankruptcy and proposals for additional analyzing.

Sections include:
<UL> * the heritage of the e-book
* orality to Literacy
* literacy to printing
* authors, authorship and authority
* printers, booksellers, publishers, brokers
* readers and studying
* the way forward for the publication.
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An advent to publication History is an excellent creation to this intriguing box of analysis, and is designed as a spouse textual content to The e-book historical past Reader.

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