A History of Reading in the West
Guglielmo Cavallo, Roger Chartier
Polity Press, 1999 - History - 478 pages
This path-breaking study will become the standard work on the history of reading in the West. It will be indispensable to students of cultural history, and to all those who want a fresh perspective on the history of books and their uses.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mattparfitt - LibraryThing
A collection of essays, each focusing on a different period in the history of reading in the west. Uneven, but many chapters are fascinating and the approach on the whole is scholarly and balanced. A much better treatment of the subject than Manguel's A History of Reading. Read full review