The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe
ISBN10: 0521447704 ISBN13: 9780521447706 Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr Published: Apr 1 1993 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Although the importance of the advent of printing for Western civilisation has long been recognised, 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 the subject. This illustrated and abridged edition of Professor Eisenstein's study gives a stimulating survey of the communications revolution of the fifteenth century. It begins with a discussion of the general implications of the introduction of printing, and then explores how the shift from script to print entered into the three major movements of early modern times: the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the rise of modern science.