Book Talk: Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe
Anthony Grafton, History
May 12, 2020 · 6:00 pm EDT · Labyrinth Books
Labyrinth Books; Humanities Council
Inky Fingers ranges widely, tracing the transformation of humanistic approaches to texts in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and examining the simultaneously sustaining and constraining effects of theological polemics on sixteenth-century scholars. Anthony Grafton (History) draws new connections between humanistic traditions and intellectual innovations, textual learning and craft knowledge, manuscript and print. Above all, Grafton makes clear that the nitty-gritty of bookmaking has had a profound impact on the history of ideasthat the life of the mind depends on the work of the hands.