Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Reviewed by Jeen Yu | March 26, 2000
Abridged and highly readable version of her 1979 monumental study, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change. Details complex shifts from scribal to print culture; attributes the political, religious, and cultural tensions and developments of the early modern period to the advent of print, while placing it, rightly, within proper historical contexts.