Printing Transforms Knowledge

Printing Transforms Knowledge - Questions: Before 1450 how...

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Printing Transforms Knowledge 3/19/08 4:25 PM The Day the Universe Changed: A Personal View by James Burke "Printing Transforms Knowledge"-- Program 4 "The medieval world which had to rely largely on memorized knowledge and the spoken word was transformed by Gutenberg's discovery of printing. Suddenly learning was available, people outside monasteries learned to read, and the acceleration and systematization of knowledge was enormous. Printing contributed to the Protestant Reformation and the beginnings of nationalism." Study terms: Johan Gutenberg indulgences interchangeable typeface Martin Luther Mainz, Germany troubadours Wittenberg, Germany
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Unformatted text preview: Questions: Before 1450 how did most people get their information about the world? What did Burke mean when he said that the world which most people experienced was primarily "oral" and "local"? What was the range of their experience? Why? If we were not literate as a people, how would it affect our perception of the world? What is the impact of literacy on the individual and on society? How did printing affect science, politics, and business? What were "indulgences" and what effect did paper have on the sale of them? How did printing contribute to the rise of nationalism? 3/19/08 4:25 PM 3/19/08 4:25 PM...
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