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Episode from the podcastHow It Began: A History of the Modern World

The Printed Book: Opening the Floodgates of Knowledge

Released Monday, 5th February 2018
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We've all heard about how the printing press revolutionized book production. But, the real revolution was in how printed books, as opposed to handwritten ones, obliterated the intellectual barriers between us, leading to the Scientific Revolution, The Enlightenment, and beyond.
Witness how the ancient trickle of handwritten knowledge was transformed into the flood of printed knowledge, as we discover the printed book, and how it began.
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