A Companion To The History Of The Book
A Companion to the History of the Book
From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book.
- Makes use of illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts
- Written by a group of expert contributors
- Covers topical debates, such as the nature of censorship and the future of the book
"This companion will provide a sound point of reference for situation the book, whatever it may yet become, in its proper historical and sociological context." (Australian Academic & Research Libraries, March 2010)
"This is a must-have volume for anyone (or any library) with an interest in the history of books and book culture." (Libraries & the Cultural Record, Winter 2009)
"This book has many uses for book historians as a reflection of the field now, in its present state." (Library Quarterly, May 2009)
"Eliot and Rose have produced a definitive survey to which specialists as well as lay readers will find themselves returning frequently for information and analytical insight." (SHARP News, Winter 2008)
"Eliot and Rose have recruited some...