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2. Ancient worlds

2. Ancient worlds  

Belinda Jack

in Reading: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2019
Published Online: 
Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780191860300
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198820581.003.0002
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9780198820581
A great deal is known about reading in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, but it is important to remember that a good deal of what we think of as Greek and Roman literature was heard and ... More
4. Modern reading

4. Modern reading  

Belinda Jack

in Reading: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2019
Published Online: 
Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780191860300
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198820581.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198820581
The Industrial Revolution from the late 18th century on brought changes to reading. Printing processes developed further, in particular typesetting. The development of the steam-powered ... More
5. Forbidden reading

5. Forbidden reading  

Belinda Jack

in Reading: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780191860300
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198820581.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198820581
Censorship, book burnings, and secret reading highlight the relationship between reading and power, and hence the relationship between limiting access to reading and political control. But ... More

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