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  • Raven, James, 1959- author.
     
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    What is the history of the book? / James Raven.
    by Raven, James, 1959- author.
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    Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA, USA : Polity Press, 2018.
    Subjects
  • Books -- History.
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  • Printing -- History.
  •  
  • Bibliography -- History.
  •  
  • Transmission of texts -- History.
  •  
  • Book industries and trade -- History.
  •  
  • Books and reading -- History.
  • ISBN: 
    9780745641614
    074564161X
    9780745641621
    0745641628
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    What is history.
    Description: 
    ix, 191 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
    Contents: 
    The scope of book history -- The early history of book history -- Description, enumeration and modelling -- Who, what and how? -- Reading -- Consequences.
    Summary: 
    "This book introduces the fast-developing field of book history. James Raven, a leading historian of the book, offers a fresh and accessible guide to the global study of the production, dissemination and reception of written and printed texts across all societies and in all ages. Students, teachers, researchers and general readers will benefit from the book's investigation of the subject's origins, scope and future direction. Based on original research and a wide range of sources, What is the History of the Book? shows how book history crosses disciplinary boundaries and intersects with literary, historical, communications, media, library and conservation studies. Raven uses examples from around the world to explore different traditions in bibliography, palaeography and manuscript studies. He analyses book history's growing global ambition and demonstrates how the study of reading practises opens up new horizons in social history and the history of knowledge. He shows how book history is contributing to debates about intellectual and popular culture, colonialism and the communication of ideas. The first global, accessible introduction to the field of book history from ancient to modern times, What is the History of the Book? is essential reading for all those interested in one of society's most important cultural artefacts." -- From the publisher.
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    Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-167) and index.
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