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Contents FOREWORD 7 GUTENBERG - HIS LIFE AND WORK 9 The course of Gutenberg's Life 9 Bringing the technical inventions together 15 The "work of the books": the 42-line Bible 18 The Burgos copy of the Bible 22 The Göttingen copy of the Bible 23 Jobbing Printing in long runs 25 Indulgences and propaganda against the Turks 25 School book 30 Further ephemera 31 The 36-line Bible 32 The Catholicon 50 Gutenberg's ?nal years 51 The successor workshop of Fust and Schoeffer 52 THE SPREAD OF PRINTING 59 Rome 60 Venice 62 Paris 65 The book in Britain 66 PRINTING AND HUMANISM 71 Renaissance humanism 72 Editions of classical authors 77 Early humanism in Germany 97 Printing in Greek and Hebrew 101 Vadian and the provision of teaching texts 104 A few dissenting voices 109 POPULAR INSTRUCTION IN THE VERNACULAR 113 Popular books 113 Encyclopedias 117 Fables 121 The Ulm Aesop 124 Practical Books 126 BROADSIDES AND THE "LATEST NEWS" 146 News-sheets 149 A broadside view of the New World 151 Emperor Maximilian I 153 The pamphlets of Maximilian I 154 Maximilian's concern for a memorial 155 PRINTING AND THE REFORMATION 157 German bibles before Luther 157 Luther's career 162 The main texts of the Reformers 163 Pamphlets 166 Luther's translation principles 168 Bible translations from 1522 to 1546 170 GUTENBERG GOES ELECTRONIC 176 The on-going media revolution 176 Print on demand 194 Manuscripts on screen 195 Electronic Ink 196 BIBLIOGRAPHY 199 PICTURE CREDITS 206
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Gutenberg, Johann, 1397?-1468, Printers Germany Biography, Printing History Origin and antecedents