Gutenberg Bible Published

The Gutenberg Bible was one of the first books to be printed and produced in Europe. The book was copied using a movable metal type and spurred the Gutenberg Revolution, also known as the age of print in the West. The bible was written in Latin, the vernacular of the Roman Catholic Church and was very beautiful. The pages were artfully made and the text was a gorgeous font. This was the first time that people other than the upper class and aristocrats could have access to the written word. People could purchase a bible to have in their own homes rather than skimming through one in a library. The orignals were rather expensive though, so it's beleived that most were sold to monasteries or universities. Image source:

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