The Printing Press as an Agent of Change

The Printing Press as an Agent of Change

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Originally published in two volumes in 1980, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change is now issued in a paperback edition containing both volumes. The work is a full-scale historical treatment of the advent of printing and its importance as an agent of change. Professor Eisenstein begins by examining the general implications of the shift from script to print, and goes on to examine its part in three of the major movements of early modern times - the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the rise of modern science.A seventeenth- century author, who coupled scripture with nature, might echo older texts. But both the real and ... a#39;Mankind is blind, a#39; noted a fourteenth-century preachera#39;s manual, containing excerpts drawn from works on natural history. ... in works by Bacona#39;s contemporaries - such as Raleigh, Campanella and Galileo ( whom Browne also read) the label a#39;Baconiana#39; probably has to be cautiously applied.

Title:The Printing Press as an Agent of Change
Author:Elizabeth L. Eisenstein
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1980-09-30


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