William Caxton and the Birth of Printing
Lecture no. 24 from the course: Great Minds of the Medieval World
Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Conclude by assessing the remarkable contribution of England’s first printer. Learn about the advent of movable type printing and Caxton’s ingenious entrepreneurship in publishing, highlighting his role in shaping the tastes of the reading public, standardizing English, and making the works of the Middle Ages’ great minds accessible.