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

Posted 4 months 19 days ago by Trinity College Dublin

Duration : 4 weeks
Start On : 20 Apr 2020
Study Method : Online
Subject : History
Overview
Explore the history of the book during the early modern period and learn how the invention of printing revolutionized our world.
Course Description

Discover how books were made, sold and read between 1450 and 1800

The early modern period was an exciting time for invention and innovation. On this course, you’ll explore book production using examples from Trinity College Dublin and the Edward Worth Library, Dublin.

You’ll discover how books were made, bound and illustrated, and will study rare treasures including the engravings of Anthony Van Dyck, and early editions of Aesop’s Fables.

You’ll also consider how books were read and how the invention of printing impacted on religion, medicine, science and politics.

This course is for anyone interested in bookselling, book history and book design.

This may include collectors, dealers, artists, or anyone with a passion for reading and learning.

This course uses a large number of images and image databases for learners to explore. We have included text descriptions for these images to make the course as accessible as possible.

Requirements
This course is for anyone interested in bookselling, book history and book design. This may include collectors, dealers, artists, or anyone with a passion for reading and learning. This course uses a large number of images and image databases for learners to explore. We have included text descriptions for these images to make the course as accessible as possible.
Career Path
  • 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.
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