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What is the History of Books

@article{Darnton1982WhatIT,
  title={What is the History of Books},
  author={R. Darnton},
  journal={Daedalus},
  year={1982}
}
"Histoire du livre" in France, "Geschichte des Buchwesens" in Germany, "history of books" or "of the book" in English-speaking countries?its name varies from place to place, but everywhere it is being recognized as an important new discipline. It might even be called the social and cultural history of communica tion by print, if that were not such a mouthful, because its purpose is to understand how ideas were transmitted through print and how exposure to the printed word affected the thought… Expand
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