By G. J. Meyer
The 1st international warfare is considered one of history’s maximum tragedies. during this outstanding and intimate account, writer G. J. Meyer attracts on exhaustive study to deliver to lifestyles the tale of ways the good battle lowered Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million humans, and cracked the principles of the area we are living in today.
The First international warfare is one among history’s maximum tragedies. during this impressive and intimate account, writer G. J. Meyer attracts on exhaustive learn to deliver to existence the tale of the way the good battle diminished Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million humans, and cracked the principles of the realm we are living in today.
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This page intentionally left blank chapter 1 ................................................................................................................. C AXTO N A N D T H E I N V E NT I O N OF PRINTING ................................................................................................................. alexandra gillespie In 1480 William Caxton, the Westminster printer, publisher, translator, and author, printed a Doctrine to Learn French and English. 1, in which verses by Hans Sachs accompany woodcuts of various trades and professions): it is at once a list of crafts and guilds, and a compilation of phrases and sentences for conversational use in mercantile and household settings.
To produce a work was a considerable investment. The Tudor texts we read, therefore, were written because something was at stake. Authors wrote to educate their compatriots, be it how to behave, to reach salvation, or to acquire a body of knowledge. Even works of seemingly vacuous entertainment were seen to serve a purpose: allowing minds to re-create themselves, providing the rest necessary for proﬁtable labour. Yet, for all the emphasis on the proﬁt readers will accumulate through the oﬀered works, there is still a satisfaction that goes beyond the allegedly utilitarian purpose of the book in hand.
Something like this way of thinking about Caxton has made for a great part of the recent scholarship on him. Seth Lerer argues powerfully for Caxton’s role in the invention of an English literary canon (1993, 1999). Kuskin describes the symbolic capital Caxton invented for the book in the early economies of printing as a part of his ‘renovation’ of manuscript culture and English literary tradition (2008).
A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918 by G. J. Meyer