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Books and readers

In this video we look at books and readers.

Welcome to week 3 of this course on the History of the Book in the Early Modern Period.

This week we will be exploring how books were read. This gives us important insights into the lives of ordinary readers and allows us to see books as social and cultural artefacts.

In this video, we explore how inscriptions and marginalia tell us about the reader of a book.

  • Have you come across any interesting inscriptions in books you have read?
  • What did they tell you about the reader?
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The History of the Book in the Early Modern Period: 1450 to 1800

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