The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, Volume 1

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Cambridge University Press, 1979 - Printing - 832 pages
 

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User Review  - jsburbidge - LibraryThing

This is a magisterial study, and the first major one, of the impact the printing press made on its introduction to Europe. Essential reading for anyone who wants to learn about the differences between print and manuscript culture. Read full review

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User Review  - Anthony - Goodreads

Her thesis is such a good one that her defence of it gets very dull. It would have been interesting to discuss why China missed out on the Enlightenment, given that they had the Printing press before Europe. Read full review

Contents

The unacknowledged revolution 3
31
Defining the initial shift some features of print culture
43
CLASSICAL AND CHRISTIAN TRADITIONS
161
resetting the stage for
303
truths recast 329 4 Resetting the stage for the Reformation 367
367
Introduction problems of periodization
453
a Burckhardtians versus Medievalists
488
materials duplicated
508
Bridging the gap between town and gown 520 2 Publicizing
566
Resetting the stage for the Copernican Revolution
575
Sponsorship and censorship of scientific publication
636
Introduction 636 2 Divergent Protestant and Catholic policies
648
Galileos trial
670
Scripture and nature transformed
683
Bibliographical index
709
General index
769

some new trends
520

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