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A history of reading in the West

Author: Roger Chartier; Guglielmo Cavallo
Publisher: Oxford : Polity, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Chartier; Guglielmo Cavallo
ISBN: 0745619363 9780745619361
OCLC Number: 185784471
Language Note: Övers. från italienska. Kapitel 3, 5, 7 och 12 har dock skrivits direkt på engelska av respektive författare.
Notes: I boken titeln på den franska utg.
Description: viii, 478 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: Publishera s Note. Introduction: Guglielmo Cavallo and Roger Chartier. 1. Archaic and Classical Greece: The Invention of Silent Reading: Jesper Svenbro. 2. Between Volumen and Codex: Reading in the Roman World: Guglielmo Cavallo. 3. Reading, Copying and Interpreting a Text in the Early Middle Ages: M. B. Parkes. 4. The Scholastic Model of Reading: Jacqueline Hamesse. 5. Reading in the Later Middle Ages: Paul Saenger. 6. Reading in the Jewish Communities of Western Europe In the Middle Ages: Robert Bonfil. 7. The Humanist as Reader: Anthony Grafton. 8. Protestant Reformations and Reading: Jean--Francois Gilmont. 9. Reading and the Counter--Reformation: Dominique Julia. 10. Reading Matter and a Populara Reading: From the Renaissance to the Seventeenth Century: Roger Chartier. 11. Was there a Reading Revolution at the End of the Eighteenth Century? Reinhard Wittman. 12. New Readers in the Nineteenth Century: Women, Children, Workers: Martyn Lyons. 13. Reading to Read: A Future for Reading: Armando Petrucci. Notes. Select Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: edited by Guglielmo Cavallo and Roger Chartier ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane.

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