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The printing press as an agent of change

communications and cultural transformations in early modern Europe

by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Eng.], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Printing -- Influence,
  • Reformation,
  • Renaissance,
  • Technology and civilization

  • Edition Notes

    StatementElizabeth L. Eisenstein.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 794 p. ;
    Number of Pages794
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17604594M
    ISBN 100521299551
    OCLC/WorldCa46977891

    Eisenstein's best-known work is The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, a two-volume, page exploration of the effects of movable type printing on the literate elite of post-Gutenberg Western Europe. In this work she focuses on the printing press's functions of dissemination, standardization, and preservation and the way these functions. Elizabeth Eisenstein's monumental work The Printing Press as an Agent of Change emphasizes the dichotomy between the two media, characterizing the manuscript as impermanent and the printed text as somehow more stable (). More recent scholars, among them David McKitterick, Alexandra Walsham and Julia Crick, and Margaret Ezell, have.

      In “The Printing Press as an Agent of Change,” Professor Eisenstein argued that the development of movable type by Johannes Gutenberg in the midth century helped inaugurate a set of. Originally published in two volumes in , 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/5(2).

      Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The printing press as an agent of change by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, , Cambridge University Press edition, in English - 1st pbk : The Printing Press as an Agent of Change Quotes Showing of 1 “When ideas are detached from the media used to transmit them, they are also cut off from the historical circumstances that shape them, and it becomes difficult to perceive the changing context within which they must be viewed.”.


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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 /5(2).

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The Printing Press as an Agent of Change. In the previous section we discussed the printing revolution. Shortly after the innovations by Gutenberg, millions and later billions of printed copies spread out through Europe.

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The Printing Press as an Agent of Change (Volumes 1 and 2 in One) By Elizabeth L. Eisenstein I've been putting off writing this review for a while because I knew it would take time to : Clay Spinuzzi. About this Item: Cambridge University Press, Texte en anglais / text in english.

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