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The History and Power of Writing (utgåvan 1995)

av Henri-Jean Martin

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Cultural history on a grand scale, this immensely readable book—the summation of decades of study by one of the world's great scholars of the book—is the story of writing from its very beginnings to its recent transformations through technology. Traversing four millennia, Martin offers a chronicle of writing as a cultural system, a means of communication, and a history of technologies. He shows how the written word originated, how it spread, and how it figured in the evolution of civilization. Using as his center the role of printing in making the written way of thinking dominant, Martin examines the interactions of individuals and cultures to produce new forms of "writing" in the many senses of authorship, language rendition, and script. Martin looks at how much the development of writing owed to practical necessity, and how much to religious and social systems of symbols. He describes the precursors to writing and reveals their place in early civilization as mnemonic devices in service of the spoken word. The tenacity of the oral tradition plays a surprisingly important part in this story, Martin notes, and even as late as the eighteenth century educated individuals were trained in classical rhetoric and preferred to rely on the arts of memory. Finally, Martin discusses the changes to writing wrought by the electronic revolution, offering invaluable insights into the influence these new technologies have had on children born into the computer age.… (mer)
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Titel:The History and Power of Writing
Författare:Henri-Jean Martin
Info:University Of Chicago Press (1995), Paperback, 608 pages
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This book is a towering achievement in bridging the gap between the technical complexities of the history of writing as an academic subject, and the needs of a layperson or student with some education, a curiosity about the subject, and an open mind. There is very little about this work that can be called pop, but it's also not so opaque that it's completely inaccessible. In other words, Martin taught me a whole lot about the history of writing and printing and dispelled some common misconceptions and misunderstandings---all in a relatively short treatment, considering he deals with all of human history. The amount of detail is surprising, and the extensive references will satisfy anyone more serious about the subject. Martin's style does encourage the reader at a few places to do some legwork of his own, and, admittedly, anyone not interested in the subject at some level will be bored to the point of suicide, but for me the book just flew by. Even if the reader is not willing to do any further research, and doesn't mind skipping some sections that don't interest him (such as the redacting of contracts of commerce during the Renaissance, to pick one example at random), he will nevertheless walk away more knowledgeable about the subject than he ever imagined possible in such a short time-frame. ( )
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Cultural history on a grand scale, this immensely readable book—the summation of decades of study by one of the world's great scholars of the book—is the story of writing from its very beginnings to its recent transformations through technology. Traversing four millennia, Martin offers a chronicle of writing as a cultural system, a means of communication, and a history of technologies. He shows how the written word originated, how it spread, and how it figured in the evolution of civilization. Using as his center the role of printing in making the written way of thinking dominant, Martin examines the interactions of individuals and cultures to produce new forms of "writing" in the many senses of authorship, language rendition, and script. Martin looks at how much the development of writing owed to practical necessity, and how much to religious and social systems of symbols. He describes the precursors to writing and reveals their place in early civilization as mnemonic devices in service of the spoken word. The tenacity of the oral tradition plays a surprisingly important part in this story, Martin notes, and even as late as the eighteenth century educated individuals were trained in classical rhetoric and preferred to rely on the arts of memory. Finally, Martin discusses the changes to writing wrought by the electronic revolution, offering invaluable insights into the influence these new technologies have had on children born into the computer age.

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