A Companion to the History of the Book

A Companion to the History of the Book

Editor(s): Simon Eliot, Jonathan Rose

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405127653

Online ISBN: 9780470690949

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690949

About this 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

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Methods and Approaches

  2. Part II: The History of the Material Text - The World before the Codex

  3. Part II: The History of the Material Text - The Book beyond the West

  4. Part II: The History of the Material Text - The Codex in the West 400‒2000

  5. Part III: Beyond the Book

  6. Part IV: Issues

  7. Part V: Coda

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