Encyclopedias Past and Present
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Encyclopedias Past and Present

How have encyclopedias changed over time? Robert Collison’s 1964 study Encyclopaedias: Their History Throughout the Ages charted the development of encyclopedias from the ancient world to the twentieth century, showing how they progressed from being expensive handwritten works for learned readers to cheaper printed books for the general public. But Collinson wrote before the spread of … Continue reading