The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe / Edition 2

The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe / Edition 2

by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1107632757

ISBN-13: 9781107632752

Pub. Date: 04/30/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In 1979 Elizabeth Eisenstein provided the first full-scale treatment of the fifteenth-century printing revolution in the West in her monumental two-volume work, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change. This abridged edition, after summarising the initial changes introduced by the establishment of printing shops, goes on to discuss how printing challenged

Overview

In 1979 Elizabeth Eisenstein provided the first full-scale treatment of the fifteenth-century printing revolution in the West in her monumental two-volume work, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change. This abridged edition, after summarising the initial changes introduced by the establishment of printing shops, goes on to discuss how printing challenged traditional institutions and affected three major cultural movements: the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the rise of modern science. Also included is a later essay which aims to demonstrate that the cumulative processes created by printing are likely to persist despite the recent development of new communications technologies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107632752
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2012
Series:
Canto Classics Series
Edition description:
Second edition
Pages:
409
Sales rank:
318,066
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Emergence of Print Culture in the West: 1. The 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 Reformation; 7. The book of nature transformed: printing and the rise of modern science; 8. Conclusion: scripture and nature transformed; Afterword: revisiting the printing revolution.

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