Johannes Gutenberg and the Invention of the Printing Press

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Johannes Gutenberg and the Invention of the Printing Press Between the 13th and 16th centuries we can see the rise of a print-dominated society; a society which moved away from the Church's monopoly of information that existed until that time. There were many social, economic and political changes. It was not because of the printing press that those changes were brought about, but perhaps they could have not happened so fast without the print. Johann Gutenberg managed to bring together technologies known for centuries before him, adding the idea for movable metal type. This led to the mass production of books, being them more available to the general public. The invention of the printing press helped ideas spread quickly making things easier for the reform of the Church and the development of modern sciences. INDEX Introduction ...................................................................... 5 The life of Johannes Gutenberg .............................................. 7 The development of print technology .................................... 8 The invention .................................................................... 9 The printing press and the Church .................................................... 11 Gutenberg's Bible ............................................................. 12 The print and the developing of culture.................................. 13 Final comment ................................................................. 16 Bibliography .................................................................... 17 Introduction "Renaissance" means "rebirth" in French and stands for the cultural, intellectual and economic changes that occu... ... middle of paper ... ...14. (Frank Granger, Gutenberg--The Most Important Man of the Millennium <a href="http://teched.edtl.vt.edu/gcc/HTML/PrintingsPast/GutenbergBible.html">http://teched.edtl.vt.edu/gcc/HTML/PrintingsPast/GutenbergBible.html</a>), downloaded in September 2014. <a href="http://www.gutenbergdigital.de/,">http://www.gutenbergdigital.de/,</a> downloaded in September 2014. http:/www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/story039, downloaded in September 2014. http:/www.inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blJohannesGutenberg, downloaded in September 2014. http:/www.historyguide.org/intellect/press, downloaded in September 2014. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1568362730/ref%3Ded%5Foe%5Fh/102-5739894-2995348,">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1568362730/ref%3Ded%5Foe%5Fh/102-5739894-2995348,</a> downloaded in October 2014.
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