What culture first created books as they exist today, with spines and bound into covers?

Books as we know them today are called  Codex, to distinguish them from e.g. scrolls.

The culture that came up with them was the Romans, and the subculture that popularised them over scrolls seem to have been the Christians. The Aztecs and Mayans invented them independently, though I don’t think they had covers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *