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A '''book''' is a group of pages, made from a variety of materials, joined along one side and encased between a protective cover of sorts. Books were quite expensive for much of [[period]] as they had to be copied by hand until the invention of the [[printing]].
 
A '''book''' is a group of pages, made from a variety of materials, joined along one side and encased between a protective cover of sorts. Books were quite expensive for much of [[period]] as they had to be copied by hand until the invention of the [[printing]].
  
The pages may or may not contain written or printed material.
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In ancient times, a "book" referred to a single [[scroll]] within a collection of scrolls comprising a single work -- a tradition continued in modern writing by deliberately dividing a literary work into "books" within a single work, even though that work will be published as a single volume.
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A handwritten [[medieval]] book is sometimes referred to by the [[Latin]] term "[[codex]]".
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A book may or may not contain written or printed material -- good-quality books comprised of blank pages are often very popular in re-enactment societies as a starting point for a unique manuscript.
  
 
== Books with extracts on Cunnan ==
 
== Books with extracts on Cunnan ==
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* [[Project Gutenberg]]
 
* [[Project Gutenberg]]
 
* [[literature]]
 
* [[literature]]
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Latest revision as of 01:43, 14 October 2007

A book is a group of pages, made from a variety of materials, joined along one side and encased between a protective cover of sorts. Books were quite expensive for much of period as they had to be copied by hand until the invention of the printing.

In ancient times, a "book" referred to a single scroll within a collection of scrolls comprising a single work -- a tradition continued in modern writing by deliberately dividing a literary work into "books" within a single work, even though that work will be published as a single volume.

A handwritten medieval book is sometimes referred to by the Latin term "codex".

A book may or may not contain written or printed material -- good-quality books comprised of blank pages are often very popular in re-enactment societies as a starting point for a unique manuscript.

Books with extracts on Cunnan

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