Print, Manuscript and the Search for Order, 1450-1830 by David McKitterickPrint, Manuscript and the Search for Order, 1450-1830 by David McKitterick

Print, Manuscript and the Search for Order, 1450-1830

byDavid McKitterick

Paperback | June 20, 2005

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This major study re-examines fundamental aspects of what has been widely labeled the printing revolution of the early modern period. David McKitterick argues that many of the changes associated with printing were only gradually absorbed over almost 400 years, a much longer period than usually suggested. He re-evaluates the modern myths and misconceptions surrounding the emergence of print and invites readers to work forward from the past, rather than backwards into it.
David McKitterick is Fellow and Librarian at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Title:Print, Manuscript and the Search for Order, 1450-1830Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:328 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.67 inShipping dimensions:9.72 × 6.85 × 0.67 inPublished:June 20, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521618525

ISBN - 13:9780521618526


Table of Contents

1. The printed work and the modern bibliographer; 2. Dependent skills; 3. Pictures in motley; 4. A house of errors; 5. Perfect and imperfect; 6. The art of printing; 7. Reevaluation: towards the modern book; 8. Machinery and manufactures; 9. Instabilities: the inherent and the deliberate; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"It is a worthy contribution to a growing revisionist literature devoted to the history of print in the era between Gutenberg and full-scale industrialization...this is an excellent book." History of Intellectual Culture