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

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

by David McKitterick

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Print, Manuscript and the Search for Order, 1450-1830 by David McKitterick

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: 9780521826907
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/28/2003
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

David McKitterick is Fellow and Librarian at Trinity College, Cambridge.

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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