Book in the Renaissance

ISBN-10: 030011009X
ISBN-13: 9780300110098
Edition: 2009
Authors: Andrew Pettegree
List price: $45.00
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 6/29/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 440
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892

The dawn of print was a major turning point in the early modern world. It rescued ancient learning from obscurity, transformed knowledge of the natural & physical world, & brought the thrill of book ownership to the masses. The author reveals that the story of the post-Gutenberg world was more complicated than we have often come to believe.

List of Illustrations
Prelude
Beginnings
The Book Before Print
The Invention of Printing
Renaissance Encounters: The Crisis of Print
Consolidation
The Creation of a European Book Market
Book Town Wittenberg
Luther's Legacy
First with the News
Polite Recreations
At School
Conflict
The Literature of Conflict
The Search for Order
Market Forces
New Worlds
Science and Exploration
Healing
Building a Library
Word and the Street
A Note on Sources: Mapping the Geography of Print
Appendix: A Summary of printed outputs throughout Europe, 1450-1600
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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