Week 7

Printing press, c. 1500 CE


READ Crowley & Heyer pp. 91–95

How are art and technics combined in the invention of printing? What is the relationship of movable type to mass production? Is the relationship of knowledge to time and space changed by the advent of printed books?

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READ Crowley & Heyer pp. 95–103

What details were neglected in all the studies of the invention of printing prior to Eisenstein's? Why is it even harder to understand the impact printing had on scribal culture than it is to understand the impact writing had on oral cultures? What was a scribal culture really like? How did the new uniformity of texts affects laws, languages and mental constructs?

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