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    Historical Remediation

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    papyrus reeds creating “thin strips, which were laid on a flat, wet surface, first vertically and then horizontally… the two layers bonded to form a sheet of papyrus, which was dried in the sun and polished smooth with ivory or shell” (“Scroll and Codex”). Due to the long process of producing papyrus, the cost of owning the tool was very expensive and only available to the wealthy. In addition to being expensive, papyrus was not a very time efficient tool. The process of making the material was

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    Papyrus Scrolls

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    The first printing of books started in China and was during the Tang Dynasty (618–907), the exact date unknown. The oldest extant printed book is a Tang Dynasty work of the Lee mons Tar and dates back to 868 AD. 100-300 BC - Codex - The scroll was replaced by the codex which meant that the book was no longer

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    Imrpoving the Ideas of Communication

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    Verbal communication can draw its roots from the pre-Historic Era. However, communication has evolved over the past 5 eras of History. Some historic innovations of these eras include the inventions of computers, humanist ideas, the printing press, codex, and written language. All of these inventions have improved the spread of ideas and have made future innovations possible. Communication is constantly improving. In the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, many civilizations have developed

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    Illuminated Manuscripts Long before the time of kindle and nook, books were a unique object that were handcrafted for the purpose of easy transportation of important information across the empire. Most popularly, these manuscripts were used in churches, monasteries and other significant holy places during the spread of Christianity. This began in the second century with the development of monasteries and covenants. In addition to being hand bound and written these texts would also provide intricate

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    handling a 30-foot roll of paper, called a scroll, that curled at the ends was problematic and awkward. How do you search for a piece of information that you read 17 feet earlier? In the 6th century when the scroll was replaced by the user-friendly codex/book format, it was so much easier to find a passage to reread, that you remembered was on the upper right corner of a left page. Imagine reading the Bible, Shakespeare, or the 835-page The Game of Thrones from a scroll rather than a

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    Research has shown that having a classroom library increases literacy development in students, but how? This sparked my interest in researching how having a classroom library helps in literacy development. In particular, I looked at the type of texts that should be in a classroom library, the importance of classroom libraries and how classroom libraries should be organised. In my research, I found strategies used by teachers when it comes to the classroom libraries use and set up and the ways in

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    The Various Tools Used by the Writers of the Bible Introduction The bible is most read book in the world today, as we know it. It is also the longest lasting book or should I say oldest, still available in our bookshelves across the world. The Lord has blessed us with the technology that we have today. We have computers, laptops, typewriters, and even pocket size machines that are capable of writing things down, or even voice recordings. But think back to the days when the words that fill

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    The need for reading books and visiting the library depends of internal human culture. Some people has this kind of need on a level of instincts as eating or sleeping, and some people don't. Of course, the habit of loving books in itself can be developed inside each person. But you have to reasonably explain - why do you need to read a book. One famous French politician and diplomat, believed that "a good library provides support for every mood." That means, that a book can support in any trouble

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    illuminated Manuscripts

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    Illuminated Manuscripts In the Middle Ages, all books were hand-written. They were original works of art with frequent incorporations of gold and sometimes silver leaves on the page. These pieces were called illuminated manuscripts. Some illuminated manuscripts were enlarged letters, which contained a picture found usually at the beginning of a paragraph but were also added to other section of text. Illuminated manuscripts were named from the first ones that were created and decorated in silver and

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    event. However, the letter from Cortes and the Florentine Codex do exactly this. They both describe the same event, but from different perspectives. Hernan Cortes was a Spanish Conquistador who caused the fall of the Aztec Empire by conquering Tenochtitlan which is now known as the present day Mexico City. He took their leader, Moctezuma, captive that led to a massive riot which ended with a lot of death. Although, the Florentine Codex covers the same event, it has a totally different tone and

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