The Gutenberg Revolution: How Printing Changed the Course of History

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Author: John Man

Brand: imusti


  • Bantam Books

Format: International Edition

ISBN: 0553819666

Number Of Pages: 304

Publisher: Transworld Publishers

Release Date: 2009-08-31


In 1450, all Europe's books were handcopied and amounted to only a few thousand. By 1500, they were printed and numbered in their millions. The invention of Johann Gutenberg had caused a revolution: printing by movable type. Born in 1400 in Mainz, Germany, Gutenberg struggled against a background of plague and religious upheaval to bring his remarkable invention to light. His story is full of paradoxes: his ambition was to reunite all Christendom, but his invention shattered it; he aimed to make a fortune, but was cruelly denied the fruits of his life's work. Yet history remembers him as a visionary; his discovery marks the beginning of the modern world.

EAN: 9780553819663