The Resource Cultures of Knowledge in the Early Modern World : Printing and Prophecy : Prognostication and Media Change, 1450-1550

Cultures of Knowledge in the Early Modern World : Printing and Prophecy : Prognostication and Media Change, 1450-1550

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Cultures of Knowledge in the Early Modern World : Printing and Prophecy : Prognostication and Media Change, 1450-1550
Title
Cultures of Knowledge in the Early Modern World
Title remainder
Printing and Prophecy : Prognostication and Media Change, 1450-1550
Title variation
  • Printing and Prophecy
  • Printing and Prophecy: Prognostication and Media Change 1450-1550
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Language
eng
Summary
Printing and Prophecy: Prognostication and Media Change 1450-1550 examines prognostic traditions and late medieval prophetic texts in the first century of printing and their effect on the new medium of print. The many prophetic and prognostic works that followed Europe's earliest known printed book--not the Gutenberg Bible, but the Sibyl's Prophecy, printed by Gutenberg two years earlier and known today only from a single page--over the next century were perennial best sellers for many printers, and they provide the modern observer with a unique way to study the history and inner workings of the print medium. The very popularity of these works, often published as affordable booklets, raised fears of social unrest. Printers therefore had to meet customer demand while at the same time channeling readers' reactions along approved paths
Cataloging source
XFH
Dewey number
261.5/1309409024
Illustrations
plans
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BR115.P8.G74 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cultures of knowledge in the early modern world Printing and prophecy
Label
Cultures of Knowledge in the Early Modern World : Printing and Prophecy : Prognostication and Media Change, 1450-1550
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Introduction: printing and prophecy -- The Sibyl's book -- Prophets in print -- Prophets and their readers -- Visions of visions: functions of the image in printed prophecy -- Practica teütsch -- Fear, floods, and the paradox of the practica teütsch -- Conclusion: the prophetic reader
Control code
ocn994501377
Extent
1 online resource (279 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472117833
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
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.b34744150
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)994501377
  • ku0472027581

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