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The Explosion of Print

Printing and the growth of literacy

Printing and the growth of literacy

Over the centuries literacy has been measured in different ways: at one time you would be regarded as literate if you could sign...

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From the printing revolution to the Reformation

From the printing revolution to the Reformation

In fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Europe the intellectual and cultural re-birth known as the Renaissance had started...

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Book fairs and booksellers

Book fairs and booksellers

We often associate technology with speed. Today information in the form of text messaging means that the...

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The legacy of the explosion of print today

The legacy of the explosion of print today

The Greek word techne means skill or craft and gives us the word technology, which refers to man-made artefacts...

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