By Ann M. Blair
The flood of data dropped at us by way of advancing expertise is frequently observed by means of a distressing feel of “information overload,” but this event isn't really targeted to trendy instances. in reality, says Ann M. Blair during this fascinating publication, the discovery of the printing press and the resultant abundance of books provoked 16th- and seventeenth-century ecu students to sign up proceedings similar to our own. Blair examines equipment of knowledge administration in historical and medieval Europe in addition to the Islamic international and China, then focuses specific cognizance at the association, composition, and reception of Latin reference books in print in early sleek Europe. She explores intimately the delicate and occasionally idiosyncratic strategies that students and readers constructed in an period of latest expertise and exploding information.