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Explore the history of the book during the early modern period and learn how the invention of printing revolutionized our world with The History of the Book in the Early Modern Period - 1450 to 1800 at FutureLearn.

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Overview

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.

Key facts:

During The History of the Book in the Early Modern Period - 1450 to 1800 at FutureLearn  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.

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?
  • 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).

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 1 months
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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  • National

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  • Access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn
  • A print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible

Funding

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