{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Printing - Printing History Johan Gutenberg invents the...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Printing History 10/01/08 Johan Gutenberg invents the printing press in 1439. 42 Line Bible. Very ambitious. Borrowed money from everyone. Owed major debt to many people. Tools were going to be confiscated by a court, but one of Gutenberg’s investors came to the rescue and gives him more money to complete the Bible. Took Gutenberg 17 years to complete the printing of the first Bible (1453). The second book Mainz Psalter (1457). A few men in his town stole his technology and competed for his business. Block printing – individual characters made for movable type. Existed in Asia since the 9 th century, but Europe was slow to discover. Print shops become very popular in this time period as a business venture. Johannes Trithemius – wrote In Praise of Scribes about how monks should abandon the printing press and continue writing by hand. He wanted a large audience on why they shouldn’t do this, so he had it printed on a printing press, like a fucking moron.
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern