The Printing Press as an Agent of Change
Originally published in two volumes in 1980, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change is now issued in a paperback edition containing both volumes. The work is a full-scale historical treatment of the advent of printing and its importance as an agent of change. Professor Eisenstein begins by examining the general implications of the shift from script to print, and goes on to examine its part in three of the major movements of early modern times - the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the rise of modern science.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jsburbidge - LibraryThing
This is a magisterial study, and the first major one, of the impact the printing press made on its introduction to Europe. Essential reading for anyone who wants to learn about the differences between print and manuscript culture. Read full review
Review: The Printing Press as an Agent of ChangeUser Review - Anthony - Goodreads
Her thesis is such a good one that her defence of it gets very dull. It would have been interesting to discuss why China missed out on the Enlightenment, given that they had the Printing press before Europe. Read full review