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The Gutenberg Revolution : The Story of a Genius and an Invention That Changed the World
by John Man


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780553819663
  • ISBN-10: 0553819666
  • Publisher: Bantam Books
  • Publish Date: May 2010
  • Page Count: 303
  • Dimensions: 7.66 x 5.3 x 0.78 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.53 pounds


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