Coming of the Book The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800

ISBN-10: 1859841082
ISBN-13: 9781859841082
Edition: 1997
Authors: Lucien Febvre
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Description: Books, and the printed word more generally, are aspects of modern life that are all too often taken for granted. Yet the emergence of the book was a process of immense historical importance and heralded the dawning of the epoch of modernity. In this  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 4/17/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Books, and the printed word more generally, are aspects of modern life that are all too often taken for granted. Yet the emergence of the book was a process of immense historical importance and heralded the dawning of the epoch of modernity. In this much praised history of that process, Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin mesh together economic and technological history, sociology and anthropology, as well as the study of modes of consciousness, to root the development of the printed word in the changing social relations and ideological struggles of Western Europe.

Foreword
Preface
Manuscripts
Preliminaries: The Introduction of Paper into Europe
The Technical Problems and their Solution
The Book: Its Visual Appearance
The Book as a Commodity
The Little World of the Book
The Geography of the Book
The Book Trade
The Book as a Force for Change
Notes
Index

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