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A History of Reading and Writing: In the Western World

by Martyn Lyons

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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 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.

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Lyons surveys the changing relationships enjoyed by ordinary men and women with the written word, from early times to the present day.

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