The Impact of the Printing Press


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The concept of printing was first conceived and developed in China and Korea. Although the concept was conceived by the eastern nations the first mechanized printing press was invented by the German metalworker named Johann Gutenberg in 1452.

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Prior to the printing press, the written word was individually scribed with no standard format, with in consistent writing, grammar, and handwriting. The printing press led to more consistent spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

The Diffusion of the Movable Type Printing Press

The printing press's speedy take off cause the price of reading materials and documents to drop rapidly. Before the printing press, mostly all books were written in Latin, and the clergy and higher classes were hugely the ones to be literate.

The Diffusion of Columbus's Letter through Europe, 1493-1497

Christoper Columbus's 1493 announcement if the success of his voyage westward across the Atlantic Ocean quickly became one of the earliest 'best sellers' of European publishing. No less than eleven editions were published in 1493! The were issued across western Europe, in Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
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