The printing revolution in early modern Europe / Elizabeth L. Eisenstein.

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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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Eisenstein, Elizabeth L.
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Table of 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.