The Gutenberg Revolution: A History of Print Culture

The Gutenberg Revolution: A History of Print Culture

by Richard Abel
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412818575

ISBN-13: 9781412818575

Pub. Date: 05/18/2011

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

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Immigrant Publishers

The Impact of Expatriate Publishers in Britain and America in the 20th Century

Publishing as a Vocation Studies of an Old Occupation in a New Technological Era

Irving Louis Horowitz The linkage of politics and technology is now the driving momentum in communication. Publishers are now part of the astonishing transformation of the slow to the instant. From twitters to bloggers, the communication of ideas can now be accomplished in a matter of minutes, not weeks, months, or even years. This work places publishing in America in its political and commercial setting. It addresses the political implications of scholarly communication in the era of new computerized technology. Horowitz examines problems of political theory in the context of property rights versus the presumed right to know, and the special strains involved in publishing as commerce versus information as a public trust. Offering a knowledgeable and insightful view of publishing in America and abroad, this book makes an important contribution to the study of mass culture in advanced societies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412818575
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
05/18/2011
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 A Brief Account of the History of the Culture of the West to 1450 1

2 Gutenberg's Printing Revolution and the Cultural Revolution of the Last Half of the Fifteenth Century 23

3 The Spread of Printing and Its Consequences in the Sixteenth Century 75

4 The Cultural Triumph of the Seventeenth Century and the Role of Print Therein 127

5 Epilogue: Closing Remarks and Summary 161

Bibliography 171

Index 185

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