History of Books

The history of books follows a suite of technological innovations for books. These improved the quality of text conservation, the access to information, portability, and the cost of production. This history has been linked to political and economical contingencies, the history of ideas, and the history of religion.

Read more about History Of Books:  Origins and Antiquity, Clay Tablets, Papyrus, East Asia, Pre-columbian Codices of The Americas, Wax Tablets, Parchment, Paper, Middle Ages, Printing Press, Contemporary Era, Gallery, Academic Programs

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