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Print and the Transmission of Culture
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Names and Terms Francis Bacon, Novum Organum 1620 Johannes Stradanus (Jan van der Straet) Nova Reperta [New Discoveries] c1580 Gutenberg, Schoeffer, Fust: Mainz press, Fust provided the monetary funding for the printing press. (1440s) Aldus Manutius: Aldine Press, Venice: Festina Lente- rush slowly (daring with prudence.) He found the university of Rome. He traveled to the University of Ferrara where he studied Greek Became a humanist educator by 1490 Established the Aldine Press Used smaller pages and particularly refined Cardinal Bessarion, Marciana Octavo/Roman font/Italic font/Greek font Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, 1499 issue of Aldine Polyglot Bible, Alcala, 1514-17 Waldseemueller map (1507) Nuremberg Chronicle: Hartmann Schedel 1493 Was very popular. Within months translated into german and instantly became a best seller. Simon of Trent, 1475
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Unformatted text preview: Outline • Gutenberg vs Vespsiano: printing – Vespiano said he put together 100 manuscrips in two years. – Within its first year it printed 12,000 books • diffusion • Aldine Press, Venice: – Became very famous for its publication of greek books – Also famous for the development of fonts that were easy on the eye. • Cardinal Bessarion’s legacy • Development of original size and fonts • Hypnerotomachia Panophili • What Printing Allowed • Biblical Scholarship : the Polyglot Bible • Scientific Accuracy • A World Picture • Propaganda Francis Bacon, Novum Organum, (New Tool), 1620 • We should note the force, effect, and consequences of inventions which are nowhere more conspicuous than in those three which were unknown to the ancients, namely, printing, gunpowder, and the compass. For these three have changed the appearance and state of the whole world....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course HIST 212 taught by Professor Hughes during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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