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The printing revolution in early modern Europe

Author: Elizabeth L Eisenstein
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Although the importance of the advent of printing for Western civilization has long been recognized, it was Professor Eisenstein, in her monumental, two-volume work, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, who provided the first full-scale treatment of this subject.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth L Eisenstein
ISBN: 0521258588 9780521258586 0521277353 9780521277358
OCLC Number: 9576748
Description: xiv, 297 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The emergence of print culture in the west. An unacknowledged revolution --
Defining the initial shift --
Some features of print culture --
The expanding Republic of Letters --
pt. 2. Interaction with other developments. The permanent Renaissance : mutation of a classical revival --
Western Christendom disrupted : resetting the stage for the Reformation --
The book of nature transformed : printing and the rise of modern science --
Conclusion : Scripture and nature transformed.
Responsibility: Elizabeth L. Eisenstein.


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