The History Book

The History Book
Author: DK
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-09-16
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781465457752

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Travel thousands of years into our past and discover the significant events that shaped the world as we know it. This book includes short, descriptive explanations of key ideas, themes, and events of world history that are easy to understand. Explore topics such as the founding of Baghdad, the colonization of the Americas, and the inception of Buddhism without complicated jargon. This book is part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained educational series that uses witty graphics and engaging descriptions to enlighten readers. Don't stop at American history, explore the world! This book is full of fun facts from the human story, going as far back as the origins of our species to space exploration today. Discover all things revolution, from the French to the digital, including the rise of the internet. Enjoy short and sweet biographies of some of the most important thinkers and leaders throughout history, like Martin Luther, Charles Darwin, and Nelson Mandela. You'll learn who said famous historical quotes, and what they really meant when they said it. Big Ideas This is a modern twist on the good old-fashioned encyclopedia, now easier to follow with diagrams, mind maps, and timelines. Step-by-step diagrams will have you reviewing your ideas about history. Start from the very beginning: - Human Origins 200,000 years ago - 3500 BGE - Ancient Civilizations 6000 BGE - 500 CE - The Medieval World 500 - 1492 - Early Modern Era 1420 - 1795 - Changing Societies 1776 - 1914 - The Modern World 1914 - Present The Series Simply Explained With over 7 million copies sold worldwide to date, The History Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series from DK Books. It uses innovative graphics along with engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand.

The Black History Book

The Black History Book
Author: DK
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-11-23
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780744057256

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Discover the rich and complex history of the peoples of Africa, and the struggles and triumphs of Black cultures and communities around the world. With profiles of key people, movements, and events, The Black History Book brings together accounts of the most significant ideas and milestones in Black history and culture. This vital and thought-provoking ebook presents a bold and accessible overview of the history of the African continent and its peoples - from the earliest human migrations to modern Black communities and the African diaspora. Powerful images and innovative infographics bring to life the stories of the early kingdoms of Ancient Egypt, Nubia, and Carthage; the powerful empires of the Medieval and Early Modern eras; and the struggle against European colonizers. Black history and culture beyond the African continent is also explored in detail - including the Atlantic Slave Trade; the quilombos (slave resistance camps) of Brazil; the Harlem Renaissance and Jazz Age; the "Windrush" migration; Civil Rights and Black feminist movements; and Black Lives Matter. Using the "Big Ideas" series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics, The Black History Book examines the achievements and struggles of Black communities across the world up to the modern day, as well as the influence of Black cultures on art, literature, and music the world over.

The History Book

The History Book
Author: DK Publishing
Publsiher: DK Canada
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-08-24
Genre: World history
ISBN: 155363134X

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Squeezing together 3,500 years of bloody battles, glorious empires, revolting revolutions, monstrous monarchs, and so much more, The History Book gives everything a good shake and a couple of twists, so the important bits are all there, but the fun stuff rises to the top. Explore the copper, bronze, and iron ages through some heavy metal merchandise, pick your barbarian warrior in a beat 'em up videogame, and read Napoleon's profile on a social networking site. Learning history has never been so innovative or exciting. Find out where you fit in to the story of the world!

A Companion to the History of the Book

A Companion to the History of the Book
Author: Simon Eliot,Jonathan Rose
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2011-08-24
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781444356588

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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

The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book

The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book
Author: Leslie Howsam
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2014-12-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781107023734

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An accessible and wide-ranging study of the history of the book within local, national and global contexts.

What is the History of the Book

What is the History of the Book
Author: James Raven
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2018-01-08
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781509523214

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James Raven, a leading historian of the book, offers a fresh and accessible guide to the global study of the production, dissemination and reception of written and printed texts across all societies and in all ages. Students, teachers, researchers and general readers will benefit from the book's investigation of the subject's origins, scope and future direction. Based on original research and a wide range of sources, What is the History of the Book? shows how book history crosses disciplinary boundaries and intersects with literary, historical, media, library, conservation and communications studies. Raven uses examples from around the world to explore different traditions in bibliography, palaeography and manuscript studies. He analyses book history's growing global ambition and demonstrates how the study of reading practices opens up new horizons in social history and the history of knowledge. He shows how book history is contributing to debates about intellectual and popular culture, colonialism and the communication of ideas. The first global, accessible introduction to the field of book history from ancient to modern times, What is the History of the Book? is essential reading for all those interested in one of society's most important cultural artefacts.

History of the Book in Canada Beginnings to 1840

History of the Book in Canada  Beginnings to 1840
Author: History of the Book in Canada Project
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2004-01-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 0802089437

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Impressive in its scope and depth of scholarship, this first volume of the History of the Book in Canada is a landmark in the chronicle of writing, publishing, bookselling, and reading in Canada.

The Book

The Book
Author: Michael J. F. Suarez,H. R. Woudhuysen
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2013-10-24
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9780191668753

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A concise edition of the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Book, this book features the 51 articles from the Companion plus 3 brand new chapters in one affordable volume. The 54 chapters introduce readers to the fascinating world of book history. Including 21 thematic studies on topics such as writing systems, the ancient and the medieval book, and the economics of print, as well as 33 regional and national histories of 'the book', offering a truly global survey of the book around the world, the Oxford History of the Book is the most comprehensive work of its kind. The three new articles, specially commissioned for this spin-off, cover censorship, copyright and intellectual property, and book history in the Caribbean and Bermuda. All essays are illustrated throughout with reproductions, diagrams, and examples of various typographical features. Beautifully produced and hugely informative, this is a must-have for anyone with an interest in book history and the written word.

The Little Book of History

The Little Book of History
Author: DK
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-05-11
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780744048513

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Exploring more than 60 of the most important events in world history, this ebook is the perfect introduction to the past, and ideal for summer reads. From the birth of Athenian democracy to the rise and fall of Rome and from the American Revolution to the landing beaches of World War II, The Little Book of History brings the past to life. Includes infographics and flowcharts that explain complex concepts in a simple but exciting way, this ebook examines the events that shaped our past. Charting the human era from the beginnings of civilization to the modern culture of today this ebook makes the perfect introduction to the human story. One of a series of new, compact sister titles to DK's "Big Ideas" series, The Little Book of History offers you the same combination of clear text and hard-working infographics perfect for vacation reading.

How to Read a History Book

How to Read a History Book
Author: Marshall T. Poe
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2018-01-26
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781785356469

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A deconstruction of the modern history book as artifact, How to Read a History Book explains who writes history books, how the writers are trained, and why they write them. It also discusses genre, bias (political and otherwise) and how to read history books between the lines. Written for undergraduates, intro graduate students and anyone with an informed interest in the subject, How to Read a History Book demonstrates that, rather than being objects that fall from the sky, history books are actually socially-constructed artifacts reflecting all the contradictions of modern meritocratic capitalism.

The History of the Book in South Asia

The History of the Book in South Asia
Author: Francesca Orsini
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2016-12-05
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781351888318

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The History of the Book in South Asia covers not only the various modern states that make up South Asia today but also a multitude of languages and scripts. For centuries it was manuscripts that dominated book production and circulation, and printing technology only began to make an impact in the late eighteenth century. Print flourished in the colonial period and in particular lithographic printing proved particularly popular in South Asia both because it was economical and because it enabled multi-script printing. There are now vibrant publishing cultures in the nation states of South Asia, and the essays in this volume cover the whole range from palm-leaf manuscripts to contemporary print culture.

The History of the Book in the Middle East

The History of the Book in the Middle East
Author: Geoffrey Roper
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2017-03-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781351888288

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This selection of papers by scholarly specialists offers an introduction to the history of the book and book culture in West Asia and North Africa from antiquity to the 20th century. The flourishing and long-lived manuscript tradition is discussed in its various aspects - social and economic as well as technical and aesthetic. The very early but abortive introduction of printing - long before Gutenberg - and the eventual, belated acceptance of the printed book and the development of print culture are explored in further groups of papers. Cultural, aesthetic, technological, religious, social, political and economic factors are all considered throughout the volume. Although the articles reflect the predominance in the area of Muslim books - Arabic, Persian and Turkish - the Hebrew, Syriac and Armenian contributions are also discussed. The editor’s introduction provides a survey of the field from the origins of writing to the modern literary and intellectual revivals.

The History of the Book in the West 400AD 1455

The History of the Book in the West  400AD   1455
Author: Pamela Robinson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2017-03-02
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781351888134

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This selection of papers by major scholars introduces students to the history of the book in the West from late Antiquity to the publication of the Gutenberg Bible and the beginning of the print revolution. The collection opens with wide-ranging papers on handwriting and the physical make-up of the book. In the second group of papers the emphasis is on the ’look’ of the book, complemented by a third group dealing with scribes, readers and the availability of books. The editors’ introduction provides an overview of the medieval book.

An Introduction to Book History

An Introduction to Book History
Author: David Finkelstein,Alistair McCleery
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2006-03-13
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781134380060

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This is a comprehensive introduction to books and print culture which examines the move from the spoken word to written texts, the book as commodity, the power and profile of readers, and the future of the book in an electronic age.

Something Worth Living For

Something Worth Living For
Author: Randall Greenwald
Publsiher: Christian Focus
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-11-06
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1527105881

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Lengthy, heavy, theological tomes have their place, but sometimes we need a simple way of understanding the doctrine that is central to our faith. The Westminster Shorter Catechism is designed to do just that. Randall Greenwald takes the question and answer format that it follows and, in short chapters, encourages us to dig for the gold that is to be found in its pages. Read, and be enriched.