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Tracing the Rise of Literacy and Knowledge in European History

The Transformative Journey of Literacy and Knowledge in European History

Wilbur Greene
Jan 30, 2024
7 min read
Photo by Greta Schölderle Möller

The landscape of Europe underwent a profound transformation in literacy and the spread of knowledge, particularly during and after the Renaissance, a period marked by a fervent revival of arts, culture, and intellectual pursuits. This era heralded a significant increase in literacy rates, a phenomenon that reshaped the very fabric of European society and laid the groundwork for the modern world as we know it.

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