1997 · Stanford
Reading, like any other human activity, has a history. Modern reading is a silent and solitary activity. Ancient reading was usually oral, performed either aloud, in groups, or individually, in a muffled voice. The text format in which thought has been presented to readers has undergone many changes in order to reach the form that the modern Western reader now views as immutable and nearly universal. This book explains how a change in writing—the introduction of word separation—led to the development of silent reading during the period from late antiquity to the fifteenth century."
This is a heavy book and will require an increased shipping fee. In pictorial wrappers. Near fine. (Inventory #: 37708)