An Introduction to Book History

David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery

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"An Introduction to Book History provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the development of the book and print culture. David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery chart the move from the spoken word to written texts, the coming of print, the book as commodity, the power and profile of readers, and the future of the book in the electronic age. Each section begins with a summary of the chapter's aims and contents, followed by a detailed discussion of the relevant issues, concluding with a summary of the chapter."--Jacket
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
ISBN (Print)9780415314428, 9780415314435
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • buchgeschichte <Fach>
  • verlag
  • printing
  • authorship
  • livres
  • boekwezen
  • art d'écrire
  • história do livro
  • autoria (história)
  • mercado editorial (história)
  • leitura (história)
  • verleger
  • buch
  • sociale aspecten
  • tipografia (história)
  • buchhandel
  • books and reading
  • livres et lecture
  • book industries and trade
  • books
  • buchmarkt
  • leser
  • imprimerie


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