1-outline of print culture lectures_9-18&9-23

Literate were increasingly able to communicate across

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Unformatted text preview: Cathedral--Paris 39 Interior: Notre Dame Cathedral--Paris 40 Readily available readings materials   help to redraw the entire   framework of time and space   extending conceptions of   time beyond the range of remembered things   and of space beyond the range of directly known places   undermining Biblical conceptions 41 With the application of print technology   those who were literate   were increasingly able   to communicate   across time   and distance   and the confines of personal experience 42 Printing & the Rise of Protestantism   Martin Luther-posted 95 theses attacking indulgences on door of castle church in 1517   but printing press gave his words explosive proportions   nearly half of Europe broke away from Roman Catholic Church 43 Protestant Iconoclasm   church murals whitewashed   replaced with the Ten Commandments   church statues removed   stained glass windows smashed   and replaced with clear planes 44 Protestantism   promoted literacy   establishing schools   where even the son of a cobbler   or a peasant 9/17/13 6 43 44 Protestant Iconoclasm   church murals whitewashed   replaced with the Ten Commandments   church statues removed   stained glass windows smashed   and replaced with clear planes 9/17/13 Protestantism   promoted literacy   establishing schools   where even the son of a cobbler   or a peasant   might learn to read   the Bible or other books   in the vernacular 45 46   printing spread throughout Europe with un-medieval rapidity   its applications gradually changed perceptions of self and society 47 From Communal to Private Experiences   prior to printing   and the availability of reading matter   communication took place primarily in a communal context   consensus in the community and strong pressures for conformity   mental image of the world formed from a handful of sources 48 Reading   became a private act   the antithesis of communal thought and behavior   fostered a new sense of individuality 49 Medieval paintings and murals   typically represented   people and objects   according to their relative   status in the world   religious figures   like the Christ child   were depicted as being much larger   than mere mortal 50 51 By the 1600s, representations 7 49 Medieval paintings and murals   typically represented   people and objects   according to their relative   status in the world   relig...
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