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Johannes Gutenberg introduced the invention of printing which helped improve the Middle Ages. He was a goldsmith, printer, and a publisher.

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Did the printing press and the movable kind emerge during the middle ages?

The printing press was developed in the late middle ages by Johannes Gutenberg around the year 1440. This, together with another not entirely clear development (probably using a hand mould) by Gutenberg that made the mass production of movable type practical, introduced modern printing to Europe.


How did Johannes Gutenberg effect the renaissance?

The mass production of literature using his press effectively led Europe out of the Dark Ages.


What technology invention were made in the middle ages?

The biggest technological advance of the middle ages - in fact the event that effectively ended the middle ages and ushered in the Renaissance, was the invention of the printing press by Gutenberg.


Was the printing press invented in the middle ages?

The printing press was developed by Johannes Gutenberg around the year 1440. Many consider the middle ages to have lasted until the year 1500, so yes, the printing press was invented during the late middle ages. If you were meaning to ask if printing was available during the middles, for the great majority of the medieval period it was not available, coming in only at the end and then initially in limited distribution.


How did monks and nuns improve life in the middle ages?

cared for the sick and poor


What do guilds from the middle ages talk about?

I imagine guild business and ways to improve.


Which invention of the late Middle Ages helped improve communication?

printing press


How did Johanne Gutenberg influence the middle ages?

Sorry, but there is no clear answer to this. The Gutenberg Bible is believed to have appeared in 1454 or 1455. If you side with historians who date the end of the Middle Ages in 1453 or earlier, which most appear to do, then it is pretty easy to argue that Gutenberg had no influence whatever on the Middle Ages. On the other hand, there are historians who date the end of the Middle Ages in 1485 or 1500, or even as late as 1517, and if we use any of these dates, we could claim that Gutenberg had profound influence on the end of the Middle Ages by giving people an ability to communicate widely and inexpensively that they had never had before. I know there are people who believe that Gutenberg ended the Middle Ages with his printing press. Perhaps that is the best approach. The trouble is, the nature of the time was already changing rapidly, and I cannot say someone else would not have done the work Gutenberg did if he had not done it. The same job could even have been done using a different technology. Engraving was being developed at the same time, and could have been used for printing books also. It was not, possibly because it was more expensive to set up. But if engraving had been done, it would have meant more printers could have started business more quickly; production runs of books could have been longer; and books could have been reprinted more easily.


How did the compass help people in the middle ages?

The compass helped people in the Middle Ages improve their navigational abilities. This was a time of exploration, and the compass helped navigators as they explored on land and sea.


How old is the first book?

The earliest manuscripts were not books, but clay tablets and later scrolls of papyrus and parchment. The binding into books of hand-cut, hand-written pages continued through the Middle Ages in various monasteries. The earliest PRINTED books date from the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg around 1436.


How did the monks and nuns improve life in the middle ages?

Monks and nuns contributed to the Middle Ages in many ways. One way was to care for the sick and poor. Another way was to build schools and teach at schools.


What was a explorers in a Middle Ages?

There was no explorers in the middle ages. When exploration started that is when the middle ages ended.


What is the third period of the middle ages called?

The third period of the Middle Ages was the Late Middle Ages. The first is called the Early Middle Ages or the Dark Age. The second period was the High Middle Ages.


Why is the middle ages called the medieval ages?

The middle ages are not called the medieval ages. The word medieval is an adjective that means "related to the middle ages." Sometimes we used "medieval period" as the same as "middle ages."


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What time period was the middle ages?

Early Middle Ages 400 - 700, High Middle Ages 700 - 1300, Late Middle Ages 1300 -1500.


What period of time preceded the Middle Ages and what time period came after the Middle Ages?

Before the middle ages was Anquity (Greeks and Romans) and after the middle ages was the Renissance


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Was acrylic used in the Middle Ages?

It was not worn in the Middle Ages.


Did they have love in the Middle Ages?

Yes, they had love in the Middle Ages.


Who began the Middle Ages?

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What is a keep in the Middle Ages?

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