The Logos in the Press: Christ in the Wine-Press and the Discovery of Printing

  • Horst Wenzel
Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)


In recent years, questions regarding the relationships between texts and images have taken up a central position in cultural studies, as they have in literary studies, art history, history, and theology. One explanation for this interest is an iconic turn that has shifted the dominant medium from book to image.1 Because of the recent developments and changes in information technology, scholars have become more attuned to the importance of primary audiovisual reception, such as hearing and seeing, to rituals and ceremonies, and to manifold combinations of text and image. This new audiovisual perspective is relevant to the study of cultural materials from before the Gutenberg era to the present.


Fifteenth Century Open Book Printing Press Christian Community Christian Society 
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