[LMB] Why we still need paper books

Becca becca_price at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 21 16:44:13 BST 2011

On the other hand, literacy was wide-spread (don't have stats handy) during the Golden Age of the Anglo-Saxon era (900-1000 CE). Books were written in Anglo-Saxon as well as Latin. A lot of them were romances, although religiously themed (just about everything was religiously themed in those days, I understand.)



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>From: Paula Lieberman <paal at gis.net>
>To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold. <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
>Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 9:25 AM
>Subject: Re: [LMB] Why we still need paper books
>Charlemagne couldn't write or read letter and words in ANY language until he started learning as an adult. It wasn't a matter of WHICH language to be literate in, he wasn';t literate in ANY language, reading and writing were skills taught to boys destined to be monks or priests of perhaps lay brothers or scribes, not people out in the secular world who were not specifically trained to be scribes to read and write for other people, for pay....

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