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HIST 111: Ruin and Renewal: Europe to 1500 (HC)

History 111: Ruin and Renewal: Europe to 1500 (Graham) Fall 2022

Exploring Early Printed Books


On Tuesday, November 15, class will meet  for hands-on experience with early printed books. The titles listed below will be available for you to examine with the assistance of librarians. We'll go over any special handling required of these materials, and you can explore the rich selection at your own pace.

To start things off, there will be brief presentations about the ways medieval manuscripts and early printed books were produced and used.

Then in small groups you will closely examine one of the books and answer questions concerning  its history and structure, the transmission of texts, types of readers and categories of literature. Please ask questions as you work closely with the original resources and supporting secondary literature.


Early Printed Books for Analysis