Printing Revolution 1450-1500, Fifty Years that Changed Europe


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Begins on: Saturday 1 September 2018.
Ends on: Monday 7 January 2019.
Location: Venice
This exhibition documents the impact of the printing revolution on the economic and social development of early modern Europe. A journey of discovery which uses digital tools and innovative methods of communication to present in an accessible way tens of thousands of data collected by a large international networ – coordinated by the project 15cBOOKTRADE at the University of Oxford – over the course of years of rigorous research. The exhibition highlights how, already by the year 1500, millions of books circulated in Europe, not only for the elite, as often claimed, but for everyone, including a large production of schoolbooks. In those first decades printing coincided with experimentation and enterprise.
Related keywords: history of printing, incunabula