Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World


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  • book_status: read,
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  • aggregatedRating: 🙂okay (3/5),
  • author: Irene Vallejo,
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  • genre: non-fiction,
  • name: Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World,
  • review: A book about books! That was the first thought when I saw the book in a bookshop, and being intrigued I bought it. Papyrus promises a history of how the first book was invented. However, I found it to be much much more about how the first libraries were set up rather than the history of how books actually were invented. So while interested, I wanted less of Mediteranian history and more about writing and the need to record, and cave paintings, stone inscriptions, and papyrus - the titular game changer when it came to writing. The book has very little on this. Still interesting because there is a rich history of libraries and books being the medium through which people sought knowledge and education.,
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