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History of Reading and Writing In the Western World

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ISBN-10: 0230001629

ISBN-13: 9780230001626

Edition: 2010

Authors: Martyn Lyons

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List price: $38.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 10/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

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
Abbreviations
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
Notes
Further reading
Index