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comment How did the monks whose job was to copy books react to Gutenberg's printing press?
See the answer by Lennart Regebro.
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answered First evidence of intercontinental or cross-cultural trade?
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comment How did the monks whose job was to copy books react to Gutenberg's printing press?
The church had no need to spread the word. Most people could not read Latin. It was heretical to read the Bible in a vernacular language. Using the printing press to print indulgences freed the monks for other work.