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The Renaissance Computer

Knowledge Technology in the First Age of Print

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In the fifteenth century the printing press was the 'new technology'. The first ever information revolution began with the advent of the printed book, enabling Renaissance scholars to formulate new ways of organising and disseminating knowledge. As early as 1500 there were already 20 million books in circulation in Europe. How did this rapid explosion of ideas impact upon the evolution of new disciplines? The Renaissance Computer looks at the fascinating development of new methods of information storage and retrieval which took place at the very beginning of print culture. And it asks some crucial questions about the intellectual conditions of our own digital age. A dazzling array of leading experts in Renaissance culture explore topics of urgent significance today, including: * the contribution of knowledge technologies to state formulation and national identity * the effect of multimedia, orality and memory on education * the importance of the visual display of information and how search engines reflect and direct ways of thinking. Sarah Annes Brown, Thomas N. Corns, Nonna Crook, Andrew Hadfield, Leah S. Marcus, Stephen Orgel, Anne Lake Prescott, Claire Preston, Timothy J. Reiss, Neil Rhodes, Jonathan Sawday

Author Biography

Neil Rhodes is Reader in English Literature at the university of St Andrews. His previous publications include The Power of Eloquence and English Renaissance Literature (1992), John Donne: Selected Prose (1987), and Elizabethan Grotesque (1980). Jonathan Sawday is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Strathclyde University. He is author of The Body Emblazoned (1995), and co-editor of Literature and the English Civil War.
Release date NZ
August 24th, 2000
Contributors
Edited by Jonathan Sawday Edited by Neil Rhodes
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
224
Dimensions
174x246x14
ISBN-13
9780415220644
Product ID
1680792

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