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Next week: How books changed the world

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We hope you have enjoyed the third week of our course, and thanks for all of your comments and insight.

Next week, we will be exploring how books changed the world during the time of the reformation and beyond, including:

  • How books and print were essential to the success of the European reformation
  • The influence of books on medical, religious and scientific revolutions

Diagram of the solar system in Nicolaus Copernicus, *De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestis* (Nuremberg, 1543), fol. 9v. © The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Fig 1. Diagram of the solar system in Nicolaus Copernicus, De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestis (Nuremberg, 1543), fol. 9v. © The Board of Trinity College Dublin.

We will also be sharing many more images from our wonderful collections in Trinity College Dublin and the Edward Worth Library.

Join us for week 4!

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

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