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Author Eisenstein, Elizabeth L.

Title Divine art, infernal machine : the reception of printing in the West from first impressions to the sense of an ending / Elizabeth L. Eisenstein
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2011]
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 368 pages :) : illustrations
Series Material texts.
Contents First impressions -- After Luther : civil war in Christendom -- After Erasmus : propelling the knowledge industry -- Eighteenth-century attitudes -- The zenith of print culture (nineteenth century) -- The newspaper press : the end of books? -- Toward the sense of an ending (fin de siecle to the present)
Summary 'Divine Art, Infernal Machine' presents a history of the printing press & of the ambivalent attitudes of the public toward printers & printing since the days of Gutenberg & his business partner Johann Fust, a gentleman often tellingly confused with the notorious Doctor Faustus
Analysis "Multi-User"
Notes OldControl:muse9780812204674
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Books -- Europe -- History.
Printing -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History.
Printing -- Europe -- History.
Europe -- Intellectual life.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010018016
ISBN 0812204670 (electronic bk.)
0812222164 (Trade Paper)
9780812204674 (electronic bk.)