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The printing press as an agent of change. Volumes I and II : communications and cultural transformations in early modern Europe

Author: Elizabeth L Eisenstein
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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A full-scale historical treatment of the advent of printing and its importance as an agent of change, first published in 1980.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Eisenstein, Elizabeth L.
Printing Press as an Agent of Change.
New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1980
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth L Eisenstein
ISBN: 9781107390003 1107390001
OCLC Number: 895274766
Description: 1 online resource (818 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO AN ELUSIVE TRANSFORMATION; 1 The unacknowledged revolution; 2 Defining the initial shift; some features of print culture; 1. Dissemination; 2. Standardization; 3. Reorganization; 4. Data collection; 5. Preservation; 6. Amplification and reinforcement; From hearing to reading; Republic of letters; PART TWO: CLASSICAL AND CHRISTIAN TRADITIONS REORIENTED; RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION REAPPRAISED; 3 A classical revival reoriented: the two phases of the Renaissance; 1. Introduction. 2. Transitory revivals and a permanent Renaissance3. Toward modern forms of consciousness; 4· Arcana disclosed; 4 The scriptural tradition recast: resetting the stage for the Reformation; 1. Introduction; 2. The end of the medieval church; 3. Gospel truths recast; 4. Resetting the stage for the Reformation; 5. Relating the Protestant ethic to capitalist enterprise; 6. From Catholic south to Protestant north; 7. Aspects of the new book religion; PART THREE: THE BOOK OF NATURE TRANSFORMED; 5 Introduction; problems of periodization; 1. 'The great book of Nature' and the 'little books of men' 2. Problems of periodization(a) Burckhardtians versus Medievalists; (b) The shortcomings of medieval science; (c) Corrupted materials duplicated; 6 Technical literature goes to press: some new trends in scientific writing and research; 1. Bridging the gap between town and gown; 2. Publicizing science; 3. Galenic science revived and surpassed; 7 Resetting the stage for the Copernican Revolution; 8 Sponsorship and censorship of scientific publication; 1. Introduction; 2. Divergent Protestant and Catholic policies; 3. Blocking thought experiments; 4. Resetting the stage for Galileo's trial. Conclusion: Scripture and nature transformedBibliographical index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; General index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Responsibility: Elizabeth L. Eisenstein.

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