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A History of Reading and Writing: In the Western World By Martyn Lyons,

  • Title: A History of Reading and Writing: In the Western World
  • Author: Martyn Lyons
  • ISBN: 9780230001626
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Paperback
  • Offering a fresh history centred on the reactions and experiences of ordinary readers and writers, Lyons deals with key turning points that occurred throughout the centuries, such as the invention of the codex, the transition from scribal to print culture, the reading revolution and the industrialisation of the book Tracing the major historical developments across EuropeOffering a fresh history centred on the reactions and experiences of ordinary readers and writers, Lyons deals with key turning points that occurred throughout the centuries, such as the invention of the codex, the transition from scribal to print culture, the reading revolution and the industrialisation of the book Tracing the major historical developments across Europe and North America which revolutionized our relationship with texts, this book provides an engaging and invaluable overview of the history of scribal and print culture.
    A History of Reading and Writing In the Western World Offering a fresh history centred on the reactions and experiences of ordinary readers and writers Lyons deals with key turning points that occurred throughout the centuries such as the invention of

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    1. A well written and intelligently skeptical examination of the history of reading and writing in the Western world Lyons works to better contextualize the use of common evidence like the ability of people to sign legal documents and the numbers of vernacular Bibles in circulation For example, he points out that since people learned to read before they learned to write and many, especially women, never learned to write at all , using signatures as a sign of literacy ends up overestimating the numb [...]

    2. Lyons offers an enjoyable and broad look at how reading and the culture of books developed in Europe with a particular focus on Britain, France and Germany The scope is very broad for a fairly short book there is not a lot of depth offered despite a variety of incident and detail Would have appreciated a look beyond the three big nations or detail on some periods I was particularly looking for information about how these readers obtained their books and found this lacking Still, an enjoyable ov [...]

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