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What Did Gutenberg Invent?

Synopsis
For the last 550 years, it has been believed the Johannes Gutenberg was the inventor of movable type. This programme travels to Gutenberg’s hometown of Maintz in Germany to discover how Gutenberg lived and worked and to uncover the amazing range of industrial processes that he would have had to invent. But did he really invent movable type? Computer aided research at the Smithsonian (Washington, USA) suggests that Gutenberg may not quite have achieved what we believe he did...
Series
Renaissance Secrets, Series 2
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2002
Year of production
2001
Subjects
History; Technology
Keywords
history of the 15th century; inventions; printing; Renaissance; Gutenberg, Johann

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£145.00 +VAT +p&p
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2003

Production Company

Name

Open University Production Centre

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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