The printing press as an agent of change : communications and cultural transformations in early modern Europe (Book, 1980) [WorldCat.org]
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The printing press as an agent of change : communications and cultural transformations in early modern Europe

Author: Elizabeth L Eisenstein
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A full-scale historical treatment of the advent of printing and its importance as an agent of change.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth L Eisenstein
ISBN: 0521299551 9780521299558 9781107383562 1107383560 0521219671 9780521219679 0521219698 9780521219693 0521220440 9780521220446
OCLC Number: 503007976
Notes: "Complete in one volume."
Description: xxi, 794 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction to an elusive transformation. The unacknowledged revolution --
Defining the initial shift ; some features of print culture --
pt. 2. Classical and Christian traditions reoriented ; Renaissance and Reformation reappraised --
A classical revival reoriented : the two phases of the Renaissance --
The scriptural tradition recast : resetting the stage for the Reformation --
pt. 3. The book of nature transformed. Introduction ; problems of periodization --
Technical literature goes to press : some new trends in scientific writing and research --
Resetting the stage for the Copernican Revolution --
Sponsorship and censorship of scientific publication --
Conclusion : Scripture and nature transformed.
Other Titles: Communications and cultural transformations in early modern Europe
Responsibility: Elizabeth L. Eisenstein.

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A full-scale historical treatment of the advent of printing and its importance as an agent of change.

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