Publish date: September 9th 2014
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
When I first saw the title I wondered how the story could be made interesting, since we all know how it ends—a printed Bible—but the process was full of personal, social, religious and political controversy. Who was to be allowed to control books? The power of the medieval Catholic Church in money a...
In 1485, Peter Schoeffer visits a friend at Sponheim Monastery and takes the opportunity to set the record straight about his work with Johann Gutenberg. Thirty years after Gutenberg's Biblia latina was published, the man is famous as the inventor of moveable type. Schoeffer does not remember the ma...
In principio erat verbum In the beginning was the word, (well according to John 1:1 anyway) but in the absence of someone writing it down, then printing millions of copies, you might never have known. So maybe in the beginning was the word but right behind it was the printer. Before Stephen King, Da...