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dc.contributor.authorGreen, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-09 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-12 03:00:30
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T13:49:09Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T13:49:09Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier625257
dc.identifierOCN: 1023569784en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31778
dc.description.abstract"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. Authors were packaged—and packaged themselves—in word and image to respond to the tension, while leading figures of early modern culture such as Paracelsus, Martin Luther, and Sebastian Brant used printed prophecies for their own purposes in a rapidly changing society. Based on a wide reading of many sources, Printing and Prophecy contributes to the study of early modern literature, including how print changed the relationship among authors, readers, and texts. The prophetic and astrological texts the book examines document changes in early modern society that are particularly relevant to German studies and are key texts for understanding the development of science, religion, and popular culture in the early modern period. By combining the methods of cultural studies and book history, this volume brings a new perspective to the study of Gutenberg and later printers."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCultures of Knowledge in the Early Modern World
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherAstrology
dc.subject.otherLatin
dc.subject.otherLichtenberger
dc.subject.otherPractica (astrology)
dc.subject.otherProphecy
dc.subject.otherWoodcut
dc.titlePrinting and Prophecy
dc.title.alternativePrognostication and Media Change 1450-1550
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.3998/mpub.3209249
oapen.relation.isPublishedBye07ce9b5-7a46-4096-8f0c-bc1920e3d889
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintUniversity of Michigan Press
oapen.place.publicationAnn Arbor
oapen.grant.number100399
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2016 Backlist Collection
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Astrology - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrology; Latin - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin; Lichtenberger - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichtenberger; Practica (astrology) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Practica_(astrology); Prophecy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy; Woodcut - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodcut
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/f4663f48-d29c-48c8-9628-c6fca7bd6081
oapen.identifier.isbn9780472117833
grantor.number100399
oapen.identifier.ocn1023569784


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