Q. 9 A4.5( 6 Votes )

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Answer :

1. Many were apprehensive of the effects that the easier access to the printed word and the wider circulation of books, could have on people’s mind.

2. It was also feared that if there was no control exercised over what was printed and read, then rebellious and irreligious thoughts and ideas might spread.

3. It was further feared by religious authorities and monarchs, as well as many writers and artists, that the ‘valuable’ literature would be destroyed by circulation of printed works.

NOTE – The introduction of printing created the possibility of the wide circulation of ideas, introducing a whole new world of debate and discussion. Although, print opened up a new array of opportunities and possibilities for people, but many felt threatened by it. They feared the negative impact printed work may have on the psychology of people and the society as a whole.

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