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Author Lyons, Martyn

Title A history of reading and writing : in the western world / Martyn Lyons

Publ Info Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
 CCRI-Newport  Z4 .L96 2010    AVAILABLE
 PC  Z4 .L96 2010    DUE 10-21-14
 RWU Main Library  Z4 .L96 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  Z4 .L96 2010    AVAILABLE
1 copy ordered for CCRI-Newport orders on 06-16-2011.
Descript viii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents What is the hisotry 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
Note Lyons surveys the changing relationships enjoyed by ordinary men and women with the written word, from early times to the present day
LC subject Books and reading -- History
Books and reading -- Social aspects -- History
Books -- History
Writing -- History
Printing -- History
Written communication -- History
ISBN 9780230001619
9780230001626 (pbk.)