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Title: Printing and the Renaissance A paper read before the Fortnightly Club of Rochester, New York Author: John Rothwell Slater Release Date: July 11, 2008 [EBook #26029] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK PRINTING AND THE RENAISSANCE *** Produced by Emmy and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net (This file was produced from images generously made available by The Internet Archive-American Libraries.) PRINTING AND THE RENAISSANCE [Illustration] PRINTING AND THE RENAISSANCE: A PAPER READ BEFORE THE FORTNIGHTLY CLUB OF ROCHESTER NEW YORK BY JOHN ROTHWELL SLATER. [Illustration] NEW YORK William Edwin Rudge 1921 PRINTING AND THE RENAISSANCE: A PAPER READ BEFORE THE FORTNIGHTLY CLUB OF ROCHESTER N.
Y. PRINTING did not make the Renaissance; the Renaissance made printing. Printing did not begin the publication and dissemination of books.
There were libraries of vast extent in ancient Babylon, Egypt, Greece, Rome. Tue Apr 04 21:29:41 2017 2 There were universities centuries before Gutenberg where the few instructed the many in the learning treasured up in books, and where both scholars and professional scribes multiplied copies of books both old and new.
At the outset of any examination of the influence of printing on the Renaissance it is necessary to remind ourselves that the intellectual life of the ancient and the mediaeval world was built upon the written word.
There is a naive view in which ancient literature is conceived as existing chiefly in the autograph manuscripts and original documents of a few great centers to which al...





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