The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing 1450-1800

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Verso, 1976 - History - 378 pages
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Books, and the printed word more generally, are aspects of modern life that are all too often taken for granted. Yet the emergence of the book was a process of immense historical importance and heralded the dawning of the epoch of modernity. In this much praised history of that process, Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin mesh together economic and technological history, sociology and anthropology, as well as the study of modes of consciousness, to root the development of the printed word in the changing social relations and ideological struggles of Western Europe.
  

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Review: The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing 1450-1800 (Verso Classics)

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

This is an exhaustively researched compendium of minutiae from which a compelling narrative might someday be crafted. "The coming of the book" indeed--I still await it. Read full review

Review: The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing 1450-1800 (Verso Classics)

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

If you want to know about the beginning of books this scholarly work is for you. The author talks about the beginning of paper, the beginning of print and fonts, the way books were marketed and oh so ... Read full review

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Contents

The Introduction of Paper into Europe
29
The Technical Problems and their Solution
45
Its Visual Appearance
77
The Book as a Commodity
109
The Little World of the Book
128
The Geography of the Book
167
The Book Trade
216
The Book as a Force for Change
248
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Early Modern Readers and Books. Mary Kay Duggan, Spring 2001
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About the author (1976)

Lucien Febvre, who died in 1956, was cofounder of the influential journal Annales, and is widely recognized as one of the foremost historians of the twentieth century.

Henri-Jean Martin is a distinguished historian of the development of early printing.

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