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

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

by David McKitterick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521618525

ISBN-13: 9780521618526

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This major study re-examines fundamental aspects of what has been widely labeled 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

Overview

This major study re-examines fundamental aspects of what has been widely labeled 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 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
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. The printed work and the modern bibliographer; 2. Dependent skills; 3. Pictures in motley; 4. A house of errors; 5. Perfect and imperfect; 6. The art of printing; 7. Reevaluation: towards the modern book; 8. Machinery and manufactures; 9. Instabilities: the inherent and the deliberate; Index.

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