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William Caxton and the Birth of Printing

Lecture no. 24 from the course: Great Minds of the Medieval World

William Caxton and the Birth of Printing

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.


November 7, 2016