The Resource The written world : how literature shaped history, Martin Puchner

The written world : how literature shaped history, Martin Puchner

Label
The written world : how literature shaped history
Title
The written world
Title remainder
how literature shaped history
Statement of responsibility
Martin Puchner
Title variation
How literature shaped history
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A hugely engaging exploration of how writing changed civilizations, cultures and the history of the world. You're likely to list the invention of paper, the printing press and the world wide web as major influences on the way we share stories. You probably wouldn't include Malian singers, American astronauts, Greek generals, Japanese courtiers and Spanish adventurers. And yet all of them played a crucial role in shaping and spreading literature as we know it today. The Written World tells the riveting story of the development of literature, where stories intersect with writing technologies like clay, stone, parchment, paper, printing presses and computers. Central to the development of religions, political movements and even nations, texts spread useful truths and frightening disinformation, and have the power to change lives. Through vivid storytelling and across a huge sweep of time, The Written World offers a new and enticing perspective on human history
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Puchner, Martin
Dewey number
809.93358
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN51
LC item number
.P79 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and society
  • Literature
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Literature
  • Literature and society
Label
The written world : how literature shaped history, Martin Puchner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in the United States under the title The written world : the power of stories to shape people, history, civilization. New York : Random House, 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 410 pages
Isbn
9781783783137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1011147079
  • (OCoLC)on1011147079
Label
The written world : how literature shaped history, Martin Puchner
Publication
Note
Originally published in the United States under the title The written world : the power of stories to shape people, history, civilization. New York : Random House, 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 410 pages
Isbn
9781783783137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1011147079
  • (OCoLC)on1011147079

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