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CONTENTS List of Illustrations and Maps Preface PART I THE EMERGENCE OF PRINT CULTURE IN THE WEST 1 An unacknowledged revolution 2 Defining the initial shift 3 Some features of print culture 4 The expanding Republic of Letters PART II INTERACTION WITH OTHER DEVELOPMENTS 5 The permanent Renaissance: mutation of a classical revival 6 Western Christendom disrupted: resetting the stage for the Reformation 7 The book of nature transformed: printing and the rise of modern science 8 Conclusion: Scripture and nature transformed Afterword Selected reading Index
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Printing -- Europe -- History.
Europe -- Intellectual life.
Technology and civilization.