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The invention of printing in China and its spread westward.

Author: Thomas Francis Carter
Publisher: New York, Ronald Press Co. [1955]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
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Carter, Thomas Francis, 1882-1925.
Invention of printing in China and its spread westward.
New York, Ronald Press Co. [1955]
(OCoLC)575311208
Online version:
Carter, Thomas Francis, 1882-1925.
Invention of printing in China and its spread westward.
New York, Ronald Press Co. [1955]
(OCoLC)610135259
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Francis Carter
OCLC Number: 485767
Description: xxiv, 293 pages illustrations, portrait, facsimiles 24 cm
Contents: Part One: The Background of Printing in China --
1. The Invention of Paper --
2. The Use of Seals --
3. Rubbing from Stone Inscriptions --
4. Religion and the Demand for Printing --
Part Two: Block Printing in China --
5. Significance of Block Printing, Ink, and the Method Used --
6. The Beginnings pf Block Printing --
7. The Empress Shotoku of Japan and Her Million Printed Charms --
8. The Diamond Sutra of 868, the Oldest Extant Printed Book --
9. The Printing of the Confucian CLassics Under the Feng Tao --
10. The High Tide of Chines Block Printing --
11. The Printing of Paper Money --
Part Three: The Westward Course of Block Printing --
12. Commerce in Thought and Wares Along the Great Silk Ways --
13. Paper's Thousand-Year Journey from China to Europe --
14. The Printing of the Uiger Turks --
15. Islam as a Barrier to Printig --
16. Contacts between China and Europe in the Mongol Empire --
17. Persia, Crossroads between East and West --
18. Block Printing in Egypt in the Period of the Crusades --
19. Playing Cards in the Westward Movement of Printing --
20. The Printing of Textiles --
21. Block Printing in Europe --
Part Four: Printing with Movable Type --
22. The Invention of the Movable type in China --
23. The Wide Use of Movable Type in Korea --
24. The Pedigree of Guntenberg's Invention.
Responsibility: Rev. by L. Carrington Goodrich.

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