2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AMRS 300 1 - History of the Book

From papyrus scrolls to printed books, from Egypt to England, this course introduces students to the material forms of books and gives students the methods needed to read and understand handwritten books, documents, and scrolls from antiquity through the early modern era. It also covers the historical, cultural, and social meanings of books. A range of exercises using the resources of rare book archives and digital collections provides hands-on learning. No prerequisites. Core course for AMRS majors and minors. (Group III)