The Legacies of Literacy: Continuities and Contradictions in Western Culture and Society

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Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1987 - Education - 493 pages
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"This book will be a monumental contribution to the topic and a staple of scholarship for decades." —Michael B. Katz

"A remarkable volume of critical synthesis and passionate revisionism." —Journal of Economic History

"... ambitious and stimulating... required reading not only for social historians but also for policy-makers and activists." —Histoire Sociale

"Clearly an important book... marks a significant point in the history of literacy studies." —History of Education Quarterly

"A stimulating challenge to traditional assumptions and scholarly commonplaces." —Journal of Communication

  

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Contents

The Origins of Western Literacy
15
Before the Printing Press The Middle Ages
33
From the TenthEleventh
53
The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
75
Print Protest and the People
108
16601780
173
Toward the Present and the Future
259
Today and Tomorrow Revisioning Literacy
373
NOTES
401
INDEX
486
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