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CS100 Lecture Notes - Scriptorium, Woodblock Printing
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Communication Studies
Course Code
CS100
Professor
Jade Miller
Lecture
4

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The printing press revolution
China developed printing into paper first
Carter: Chinese block printing
Standard inexpensive paper
1st century AD in China
12th century AD in Europe
Printing
8th century AD in China (block printing)
15th century AD in Europe (printing press)
EU pre-print: scriptorium
Roles
Author
Scribe
Artist
Eisenstein: age of scriptorium
Books as an internal entity, without guidance to provenance
Knowledge as a prerequisite
Known via a half oral half literate culture that has no precise counterpart
today
Incunabula
The rise of the reading public
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The printing press revolution China developed printing into paper first Carter: Chinese block printing Standard inexpensive paper 1 century AD in China th 12 century AD in Europe Printing 8 century AD in China (block printing) 15 century AD in Europe (printing press) EU pre-print: scriptor
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