Essay about The Invention Of The Printing Press
There are a few things that caused this event to come about.
Firstly an explosion of technology, one of the most widely publicised causes is the printing press. The invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in 1440 was revolutionary. For the first time messages could travel further than word of mouth. If a message was to get around previously it could be written out or the town crier would tell those who were present, but it usually didn’t go far. But by the time Luther started to have his own ideas about Christianity a printing press could be used to print a few thousand sheets a day, and it was. Meaning it took merely weeks to get a message round Germany and a matter of months to spread through greater Europe.
This great invention also led to a subsequent cause of the…