History of Reading and Writing In the Western World
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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 10/23/2009
Size: 6.04" wide x 10.64" long x 0.62" tall
Martyn Lyons is Professor in the School of History and Philosophy at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
|List of Tables and Illustrations|
|What is the history of reading and writing?|
|Reading and writing in the ancient and medieval world|
|Was there a printing revolution?|
|Print and the Protestant Reformation|
|Renaissance books and humanist readers|
|Print and popular culture|
|The rise of literacy in the early modern West, c. 1600-c. 1800|
|Censorship and the reading public in pre-revolutionary France|
|The reading fever, 1750-1830|
|The age of the mass reading public|
|New readers and reading cultures|
|The democratisation of writing, 1800 to the present|
|Readers and writers in the digital age|