The Early Modern Book in England

Course Tutors: Arnold Hunt; Giles Mandelbrote

This course will explore themes in the history of the production, distribution and consumption of printed books in early modern England, offering in particular an opportunity to look in detail at books as historical artefacts and to discuss a range of contemporary documentary sources.

Outcomes for students

1 An awareness of printed books and manuscripts as physical objects, and their use as historical evidence.
2 An awareness of printed books and manuscripts in their library and archival context.
3 An awareness of some of the more important documentary sources for the history of the book in early modern England and how to use and interpret them.
4 An understanding of the principal historical themes relating to the production, distribution and consumption of printed books and manuscripts in early modern England.

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