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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 1/10/2014
Version 2013-2014
HIST0056-1  History of books and libraries

Duration :  30h Th
Number of credits :  
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures, Classics, 2nd year5
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures, Classics, 3rd year5
Bachelor in Information and Communication, 2nd year5
Bachelor in Information and Communication, 3rd year4
Bachelor in Information and Communication, 3rd year4
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures, German, Dutch and English, 2nd year5
Bachelor in History of Art and Archeology, General, 2nd year5
Bachelor in History, 2nd year5
Bachelor in modern languages and literatures, general orientation, 2nd year5
Bachelor in History of Art and Archeology, Musicology, 2nd year5
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies, 2nd year5
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies, 3rd year5
Bachelor in philosophy, 2nd year5
Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures, 2nd year5
One-year preliminary programme leading to the Master in Information and Communication5
Master in History, Research Focus, 1st year5
Master in French and Romance Languages and Literatures: General, Research Focus, 1st year5
Master in French and Romance Languages and Literatures, General orientation, Teaching Focus , 1st year5
Master in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General, Professional Focus in French as a Second Language (réforme du master PMFRAN), 1st year5
Master in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General5
Lecturer :  Bruno Demoulin
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Course contents :  
1) The book, from Gutenberg to 1850. The book will be studied from a double perspective:
- as a manufactured product (evolution of the techniques; modes of financing and distribution)
- as a transmitter of the thought (cultural context, relations with the religious and political authorities)
2) Libraries from the 15th to the 19th century (typology, evolution).
Learning outcomes of the course :  
Underlining the specific contribution of the history of the book to the cultural history
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
None
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
None
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
30 hours / first term Room R/120 (A1), Thuesday, 9-11
Recommended or required readings :  
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Oral exam, january
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Contacts :  
Bruno DEMOULIN
Département des Sciences historiques, Quai Roosevelt, 1B (Bât. A4) B-4000 LIEGE
04/366.58.75



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