Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 May 2022

592 Pages | 4 colour plates, 80 black and white illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780192847317

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The End and the Beginning of the Book

Brian Cummings

Clarendon Lectures in English

  • A tour de force that asks questions about the status of writing and of books throughout history
  • Considers the future of writing in a digital world in the context of printed and other media
  • Covers a global range of cases from all six continents
  • Treats Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, and other religious texts
  • Deals with complex issues of censorship, persecution, and toleration through the destruction of books
  • Richly illustrated with literary, material, and artistic examples