Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

The History of the Book in the Early Modern Period: 1450 to 1800

Trinity College Dublin

This course explored how books were made, sold and read in Western Europe between 1450 & 1800 including: how books were made (designing types, illustrating, sewing, binding, and finishing books), how books were sold (bestsellers, collectors, advertising and book auctions), how books were read (books and readers, families libraries, and annotating books), how books changed the world (reforming religion, transforming medicine and science, and remaking the state).

4 weeks, 3 hours per week

Educators

Dr Elizabethanne Boran

Librarian of the Edward Worth Library, Dublin.

Trinity College Dublin

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the different parts of an early modern book.
  • Describe how the early modern book trade operated.
  • Reflect on how the invention of the printing press changed religious, scientific, medical and political views of the world.
  • Classify provenance marks and annotations in early modern books.
  • Explain how early modern books were created.

Syllabus

  • Week 1: How books were made in Western Europe (1450-1800) (designing types, illustrating, sewing, binding, and finishing books).
  • Week 2: How books were sold in Western Europe (1450-1800) (bestsellers, collectors, advertising and book auctions).
  • Week 3: How books were read in Western Europe (1450-1800) (books and readers, families libraries, and annotating books).
  • Week 4: How books changed the world (1450-1800) (reforming religion, transforming medicine and science, and remaking the state).

Issued on 16th April 2020

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The History of the Book in the Early Modern Period: 1450 to 1800

Trinity College Dublin