'A History of Reading and Writing in the Western World provides a thought provoking overview and analysis of a vast range of time and ideas. I would certainly recommend this as a set text for my Book History courses.' - Jane Potter, Oxford Brookes 'A History of Reading and Writing in the Western World fills a crying need for an introductory transnational Book History textbook.' - Jonathan Rose, Drew University
About the Author
MARTYN LYONS lectures at UNSW. He has held visiting positions at the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Universidade Federal Fluminense at Niteri (Brazil). His areas of interest include French revolutionary and Napoleonic history and the history of the book.