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GUTENBERG REVOLUTION: THE STORY OF A GENIUS AND AN INVENTION THAT CHANGED THE WORLD .|THE

Man, John

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ISBN 10: 0747245045 / ISBN 13: 9780747245049
Published by REVIEW, (London, England), 2002
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12mo. cloth, dust jacket. (viii), 312 pages. First edition. Table of contents, introduction, two appendices, bibliography, acknowledgments, index. Color and black and white plates. A history of the spread of printing after Gutenberg's invention in 1453. Bookseller Inventory # 124592

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Title: GUTENBERG REVOLUTION: THE STORY OF A GENIUS ...

Publisher: REVIEW, (London, England)

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: cloth, dust jacket

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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In 1450, all western Europe's books were handcopied and amounted to no more than a single modern library. By 1500 they were printed and numbered in their millions. Printing made possible the development of modern science and literature, and the political shift from statelets to nations. It brought about the biggest changes in human culture since the invention of the alphabet itself.The man responsible was Johann Gutenberg, born in 1400 in Mainz, Germany. John Man explains how this technical genius, whose research into printing was funded by wealthy sponsors, struggled against a background of plague, religious upheaval and legal battles to bring his remarkable invention to light. Once the secret of printing got out, the world would never be the same again.

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John Man is a historian and writer with a special interest in Mongolia. As well as writing several books, he devised and presented the BBC Radio 4 series, Survivors.

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