By Ian Gadd

starting with some of the technological breakthroughs of Western heritage - the improvement of transportable kind through Johann Gutenberg - The heritage of the publication within the West 1455-1700 covers the interval that observed the expansion and consolidation of the published booklet as an important characteristic of Western eu tradition and society. the quantity collects jointly seventeen key articles, written by means of major students in the past 5 many years, that jointly survey quite a lot of subject matters, comparable to typography, economics, rules, bookselling, and analyzing practices. Books, even if revealed or in manuscript, performed an important position within the non secular, political, and highbrow upheavals of the interval, and figuring out how books have been made, disbursed, and encountered offers precious new insights into the heritage of Western Europe within the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries.

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