The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe

The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe (Paperback)

By Elizabeth L Eisenstein 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press India
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9780521447706
No. of Pages: 314
Binding: Paperback
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Although the importance of the advent of printing for Western civilisation has long been recognised, it was Professor Eisenstein, in her monumental, two-volume work, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, who provided the first full-scale treatment of the subject. This illustrated and abridged edition of Professor Eisenstein`s study gives a stimulating survey of the communications revolution of the fifteenth century. It begins with a discussion of the general implications of the introduction of printing, and then explores how the shift from script to print entered into the three major movements of early modern times: the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the rise of modern science.

Contents


List of illustrations and maps
Part I. The Emergence of Print Culture in the West: 1. An unacknowledged revolution
2. Defining the initial shift
3. Some features of print culture
4. The expanding republic of letters
Part II. Interaction With Other Developments: 5. The permanent Renaissance: mutation of a classical revival
6. Western Christendom disrupted: resetting the stage for the Reformation
7. The book of nature transformed: printing and the rise of modern science
8. Conclusion: Scripture and nature transformed.

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Title: The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press India
Author: Elizabeth L Eisenstein
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9780521447706
No. of Pages: 314
Binding: Paperback

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