The MoneyMuseum Book Collection - Books of the Renaissance
During the Renaissance, thinking turned towards the here and now again. Now old knowledge was rediscovered and made available for modern times. The development of letterpress printing by Gutenberg made it easy to spread this newly found information. As you will discover here, most of the new editions of antique authors were published in Latin at first. Yet now, these books stood in the libraries of rulers and universities. And more and more, the works were translated into living languages to educate and edify the people.