The Paper Trail

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In this award-winning history of ‘the great trail that paper blazed across the world’, Monro follows the journey of a simple Chinese invention along the Silk Road to Europe and beyond. Assessing the extent of paper’s influence on human history over two millennia, he highlights its role in the growth of Buddhism and the spread of Luther’s subversive ideas, before considering what the future holds for the printed book.

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The Paper Trail

The Paper Trail

An Unexpected History of a Revolutionary Invention

Paperback384pp Illustrated195x127mm

9780141039428     Product Code: 501632

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In this award-winning history of ‘the great trail that paper blazed across the world’, Monro follows the journey of a simple Chinese invention along the Silk Road to Europe and beyond. Assessing the extent of paper’s influence on human history over two millennia, he highlights its role in the growth of Buddhism and the spread of Luther’s subversive ideas, before considering what the future holds for the printed book.

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