Print, Manuscript and the Search for Order, 1450-1830

Print, Manuscript and the Search for Order, 1450-1830

by David McKitterick
     
 

This wide-ranging study re-examines fundamental aspects of what has been widely termed the printing revolution of the early modern period. David McKitterick argues that many of the changes associated with printing were only gradually absorbed over almost 400 years, a much longer period than usually suggested. He re-evaluates the modern myths and misconceptions… See more details below

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This wide-ranging study re-examines fundamental aspects of what has been widely termed the printing revolution of the early modern period. David McKitterick argues that many of the changes associated with printing were only gradually absorbed over almost 400 years, a much longer period than usually suggested. He re-evaluates the modern myths and misconceptions surrounding the emergence of print and its relationship to manuscript, and invites readers to work forward from the past, rather than backwards into it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521618526
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,400,235
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1The printed word and the modern bibliographer1
2Dependent skills22
3Pictures in motley53
4A house of errors97
5Perfect and imperfect139
6The art of printing166
7Re-evaluation : towards the modern book187
8Machinery and manufacture205
9Instabilities : the inherent and the deliberate217

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