When we talk about history, the first image that comes to most of our minds is historical writings in books. Books have long played a decisive role in recording and transmitting historical events to future generations. This is despite the fact that less attention has been paid to the history of their own evolution. By looking at the history of books and manuscripts, we can see their evolution throughout history.

A history of the book

The lexical root of the book

In Persian, the book is called Nask or Nibeg, which actually refers to a collection of illustrated writings. The writings in them are either handwritten using pen and ink or created through printing. The main characteristic of books is that the sheets are connected to each other. As you may know more or less, the process of arranging sheets, connecting them, integrating them and finally covering them is called binding.

Different definitions of the book
Although the book is the main source of transmission of definitions and beliefs. But the interesting thing is that so far no uniform definition has been recorded for it. The definition published by UNESCO says: any type of writing that is bound and has more than 49 pages can be called a book. One of the recently mentioned definitions states that books are actually content produced by a specific author who pursues a specific goal.

The importance of books throughout history

A look at the history of the evolution of the book

Books have a history of thousands of years. The passage of time and the use of new technologies have made the use of this valuable tool easier and more accessible day by day.

Using clay tablets
About 2500 years ago, Sumerian civilized people used clay tablets to record their events. These tablets were made of clay and water and after drying, they were written on using a sharp tool.

Use of papyrus
About 2000 years ago, in ancient Egypt, paper-like sheets called papyrus were used for writing. Papyrus was prepared in the form of a scroll and had a width of 30 cm. The existence of this characteristic has caused their low durability. Nevertheless, the invention of papyrus is considered one of the great developments in recording and transmitting messages and events.

The evolution of the book

Use the codex

Codexes were actually folded wooden pages that were most similar to today's books. Despite their ease of use, due to their heavy weight, it has not been possible to move them easily.

The importance of books in today's world
In today's world, books play an important role in transmitting scientific, cultural, artistic and literary concepts. Looking at their history, it can be seen that mankind has always had a basic need for the existence of this powerful and effective tool.

Dear Visitor; Please take a look at the list of 50 most visited websites in the world wide web: YouTube, Facebook, google, translate, gmail, weather, amazon, Instagram, cricbuzz, Hotmail, wordle, satta king, twitter, yahoo, yandex, sarkari result, Netflix, google maps, yahoo mail, roblox, whatsapp, NBA, BBC news, outlook, pinterest, flipkart, eBay, omegle, live score, tiktok, canva, ipl, premier league, hava durumu, ibomma, walmart, twitch, ikea, shein, linkedin, home depot, e devlet, lottery, snaptik, cricket, serie a, nfl, spotify, fox news, amazon prime; There is no book publishing related or project management website in this list. We are working hard to bring these important issues to the center of concentration of societies. Please introduce us via social media, share our website with others and help us to make our world a better place to live. Best Regards.