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Lecture 7

CS100 Lecture 7: The Printing Press Revolution

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Week 7 (February 26 , 2018) The Printing Press Revolution ch.9 Paper Block Printing from China to Europe ch.11 Aspects of the Printing Revolution ch.12 Early Modern Literacies pdf Printing Press and the New Adult Carter: Chinese block printing o Standard istxpensive paper 1 century AD in China 12 century AD in Europe Step technology need one thing for other to work o Printing th 8 century AD in China (block printing) 15 century AD in Europe (printing press) The demand for information and knowledge brings these two together; and the raw materials needed before developing the idea of block printing ex. need for paper in the first place Developed place after place; person after person China developed printing onto paper first Block printing in China is reproducing many versions of the same thing o Allows for the reproduction of ideas at mass level Why is paper important for this? o It would be difficult to produce paper if it werent so easy to make Around 100 characters for European printing press Chinese printing press more complicated 13 century wooden removable type Printing press that we have today is a direct descent from Gutenberg (Germany) EU preprint: Scriptorium o Prior to printing press in EuropeGermany, there were books o Scriptorium is a place for writing in monasteries Roles o Author Nothing to do with the physical writing Their ideasinformation o Scribe Wrote the words in the book o Artist Illustrations on pages and book cover Called manuscript Books were a lot less user friendly Length, structure none of it Einstein: Age of scriptorium o Books as an internal entity, without guidance to provenance o Knowledge as a prerequisite
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