Urs Leu
Urs Leu is historian and heads the departement of old prints at the Zentralbibliothek Zurich.

29. May 2017

Middle Ages | Series: Book Printing in Europe | Society | Economy | Featured

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Series: Book Printing in Europe (4/4)

Bibles, Latin grammar and books of classical writers like Cicero or Vergil were the first bestsellers in history.

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28. May 2017

Middle Ages | Series: Book Printing in Europe | Society | Economy | Featured

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Series: Book Printing in Europe (3/4)

Swiss printer Johannes Froben was a star in the middle Ages. One of his customers was Erasmus of Rotterdam.

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27. May 2017

Middle Ages | Series: Book Printing in Europe | Society | Religion | Economy | Featured

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Series: Book Printing in Europe (2/4)

Not everyone was pleased about the invention of book printing. The church and some universities were skeptical.

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26. May 2017

Middle Ages | Series: Book Printing in Europe | Society | Religion | Economy | Featured

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Series: Book Printing in Europe (1/4)

Civilisation would be not the same without book printing. The history of an extraordinary invention.

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