The History and Power of Writing

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The History and Power of Writing Cultural history on a grand scale this immensely readable book the summation of decades of study by one of the world s great scholars of the book is the story of writing from its very beginnings to i
  • Title: The History and Power of Writing
  • Author: Henri-Jean Martin Lydia G. Cochrane
  • ISBN: 9780226508368
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cultural history on a grand scale, this immensely readable book the summation of decades of study by one of the world s great scholars of the book is the story of writing from its very beginnings to its recent transformations through technology.Traversing four millennia, Martin offers a chronicle of writing as a cultural system, a means of communication, and a history of tCultural history on a grand scale, this immensely readable book the summation of decades of study by one of the world s great scholars of the book is the story of writing from its very beginnings to its recent transformations through technology.Traversing four millennia, Martin offers a chronicle of writing as a cultural system, a means of communication, and a history of technologies He shows how the written word originated, how it spread, and how it figured in the evolution of civilization Using as his center the role of printing in making the written way of thinking dominant, Martin examines the interactions of individuals and cultures to produce new forms of writing in the many senses of authorship, language rendition, and script.Martin looks at how much the development of writing owed to practical necessity, and how much to religious and social systems of symbols He describes the precursors to writing and reveals their place in early civilization as mnemonic devices in service of the spoken word The tenacity of the oral tradition plays a surprisingly important part in this story, Martin notes, and even as late as the eighteenth century educated individuals were trained in classical rhetoric and preferred to rely on the arts of memory Finally, Martin discusses the changes to writing wrought by the electronic revolution, offering invaluable insights into the influence these new technologies have had on children born into the computer age.
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    I have mixed feelings about this book, I already enjoyed it so much, it was enlightening and with a lot of historical information that you have to process very slowly and, maybe you have to go back sometimes just to reinforce all the knowledge you re getting with this book It should be definitively a must and a reference book for librarians, students of librarianship and people related with book industry I m convinced every librarian around the globe must have this book in his her personal libra [...]

    Martin s analysis of the impact of writing, particularly the chapters on the early years of printing, are an invaluable guide for anyone seeking to understand what we do to ourselves when we write and read See beyond the pieces of the puzzle, including the scribal monks, Gutenburg, the printing press, book binding and distribution to the whole process that has been in motion since we first began to write through the early days of the computer revolution the book was published in the mid 90s.

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