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The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe

  • Eisenstein is recognized by the printing press as an agent of change as she focuses on the printing process, its functions dissemination, standardization, and preservation of information, and its role in the progress of Protestants crusade, reformation, renaissance, and the scientific revolution.
  • She was at the helm of the paradigm shift from scribbled texts to print media and the transition of printed text setups to digital media designs that include audio-visual combinations.
  • The print revolution made it possible for the public to access information that led to the growth of public knowledge and their ability to formulate their thoughts into formidable logic for execution of tasks,(Jim )
  • Print invention helped in capturing historical practices, which are the tenets of modern-day education in schools. Print media gave this information clarity and eliminated possible bias associated with oral reportage. It has, therefore, been an invaluable tool in cultural preservation.
  • Johannes contribution to the printing revolution was regarded as a significant milestone. His ideas of mass publication and uniformity in the published scripts laid the material basis for modern knowledge-based practice that spread learning to the masses globally (Koda 319)
  • As his contribution to printing, he invented the mass-producing portable typewriter. His early typewriter used oil-based ink for printing books, flexible molds, and the wooden printing press (Koda 318).
  • Numerous inventions including the printer by Gutenberg made mass production a lot easier as the printed material became cheaper and affordable unlike material penned down by scribes, which was unreliable and expensive.
  • The launch of the hand operated type -writer inspired a paradigm shift in the dynamics of mass communication therefore permanently altering the societal structure.
  • Across Europe, the increasing cultural self-awareness heralded by communication of its people led to the rise of pro nationalism movements.
  • The steam-powered, hand -operated Gutenberg rotary press marked a vast improvement on the manuscript, which was the only existing method of book production on Europe.


Works Cited

Jim , Wald. “The Invention of Printing.” ,2009. mass           <>.

Koda, Paul S. “The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe.” (1985): 318-320.