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The origins and tradition of book printing in Ukraine

The invention of movable type and printing presses in Germany around 1450 had a tremendous and lasting influence on the cultural, social, religious, and scientific development of Europe. As the printing technologies spread  throughout the continent and allowed for a quicker and wider dissemination of knowledge, they became a major catalyst for both the Reformation and the later scientific revolution. Printed books represented the key factor in

the spread of education and literacy. In Ukraine, the first printing press was founded by Ivan Fedorovych (Fedorov) in Lviv in 1573. Its equipment and assets were used to found the Lviv Dormition Brotherhood Press (1591-1788), which played a key role in the history of early Ukrainian printing. Printing in Volhynia began after Fedorovych entered the service of Prince

Kostiantyn Ostrozky and founded what became the important Ostrih Press  (1577-1612). Founded in the early 17th century, the Kyivan Cave Monastery Press became the most important center of printing and engraving in Ukraine  until the mid-19th century; it played a crucial role in raising the level of education and culture and in aiding the Orthodox Ukrainians to defend  themselves against the inroads of Polonization and Catholicism...

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