The Paper Trail : an unexpected history of a revolutionary invention
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
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First American Edition.
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368 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Comprehensively researched, vividly written, The Paper Trail traces the cultural, political, and religious revolutions that this now globally ubiquitous material set in motion when it was new to the world. Alexander Monro--who has lived in, traveled through, studied, and written about China for many years--takes us from paper's refinement in 2nd century A.D. China, where it was used to solidify social and political systems that continue to influence the country today . . . to its use in the dissemination of the religions of Buddhism and Manichaeism . . . to its adoption in the Islamic world where it embedded the Koran in popular culture . . . to its role (together with printing) in the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Scientific Revolution. It is a dramatic, surprising story populated by holy men and scholars, warriors and poets, war-makers and peacekeepers--a story we have never heard in its entirety before, brilliantly told in this luminous work of history"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Monro, A. (2016). The Paper Trail: an unexpected history of a revolutionary invention (First American Edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.

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Monro, Alexander. 2016. The Paper Trail: An Unexpected History of a Revolutionary Invention. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

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Monro, Alexander. The Paper Trail: An Unexpected History of a Revolutionary Invention New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

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Monro, Alexander. The Paper Trail: An Unexpected History of a Revolutionary Invention First American Edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

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