Actual Paper Prompt:
Since its first appearance in the XVth century the printing press was an object of defiance on the part of the political and religious European powers. How was the printing press controlled in England and on the continent of Europe during the XVIth and the XVIIth centuries?
I've checked out five books on this subject, one of which is 292 pages long and deals only with the various controls of the printing press only in Britain FROM ONLY 1640–1658.
This paper is supposed to be only 8 pages long.
We never discussed anything related to this in class.
*Let the cherry picking of quotes and cannibalizing of ideas begin!*