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The printing industry was not invented but rather, it evolved as a result of advancements within a group of other industries. Investments such as type and paper were costly where as the press itself was less expensive which the booksellers initially put up capital for. Business at first was slow for printers and printed books seemed much more inferior than manuscript books. Due to the fact that no one had the money to pay for printing, many presses became bankrupt and were forced to close down. But due to the initial failure to keep shop, printing quickly spread and many towns established presses, mainly in Italy and Germany. Most of the books that were printed were religious texts such as Bibles, commentaries, and books that were used during church
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Unformatted text preview: services. Soon enough, printing became a daily part of life and within 40 years, approximately 20 million books were produced and distributed. Printing heavily impacted education and the way that the state conducted business. As for the law, it could be uniformly enforced and affected both legal training and proceedings. In terms of science, it popularized the discoveries of the New World and provided more accurate charts, and maps which encouraged more discovery. Print also helped standardized language such as Latin and dialect by providing preferred usage and spelling. But most importantly, it created an international intellectual community that could be dispersed throughout the Continent and embraced the value of ideas and thinking....
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2011 for the course HIST 208 taught by Professor Wamagatta during the Spring '08 term at Biola University.

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