Before the printing press, books could be purchased only in expensive manuscript copies. The printing press produced ...

canada2001 on July 23 at 08:22PM

Why is the answer C?

If someone could please clarify, that would be great. Thank you!

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Emil-Kunkin on August 1 at 06:25PM

Hi, the author is trying to prove that the printing press led to a jump in literacy because demand for books jumped after its invention. We are trying to undermine this.

C helps in this task because it gives us a reason to think that there was no jump in literacy. If it were true that few new buyers entered the market as C tells us, then we would have no reason to believe that the printing press led to an immediate jump in literacy.