Description or summary of the book: The flood of information brought to us by advancing technology is often accompanied by a distressing sense of 'information overload,' yet this experience is not unique to modern times. In fact, says Ann M. Blair in this intriguing book, the invention of the printing press and the ensuing abundance of books provoked sixteenth- and seventeenth-century European scholars to register complaints very similar to our own. Blair examines methods of information management in ancient and medieval Europe as well as the Islamic world and China, then focuses particular attention on the organization, composition, and reception of Latin reference books in print in early modern Europe. She explores in detail the sophisticated and sometimes idiosyncratic techniques that scholars and readers developed in an era of new technology and exploding information.
Estimated reading time (average reader): 27H23M12S
Other categories, genre or collection: European History, Social & Cultural History, Library, Archive & Information Management, Literary Studies: General, Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900
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