The Consequences Of The Printing Press

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Consequences of the Printing Press The printing press was first created to mass produce copies of books for the public to read and become literate but was later used for greater things. The printing press was first created in 1450 by Johannes Gutenberg (Thompson 1). The intention of the press was to create copies of books faster than scribes could to produce them. The press used intricate letters made out of metal which were then coated with ink and pressed onto the paper (Printing press DBQ A). This revolutionized how fast books could be made, scribes took months or years to write a books, and the press which could print books in only a few weeks. The creation of the printing press revolutionized the world in ways such as: the spread of knowledge about medicine and science, its effect on the Roman Catholic Church, and how it affected the discoveries and ideas about the maps of the new world. Due to the printing press already being know in the 16th century it was commonly used around Europe. A man named Andreas Vesalius was an anatomist in the 16th century, and he was well known for his new ideas of the anatomy in the human body (Printing Press DBQ N). Many of his books were reprinted by the press and became available to the public. His most infamous books was De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the fabric of the human body), which was a set of books about the human anatomy and was published in 1543 (Boorstin 1). Andreas also wrote the Venesection letter; it was about the

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