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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Fall 2005

HIS 350L • Hist of Book Early-Mod Colnl-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
38620 M
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
MEZ 1.122

Course Description

The history of the book is a vibrant new historical discipline. Books are treated as material objects, produced in particular settings and distributed through various networks. Production and distribution of books tell us significant things about local societies. But books-objects in colonial settings play other very telling roles as well. Well grapple with issues such as books and colonialism; alternative books and writings systems (quipus, indigenous codices); printers and libraries; genres; patronage; censure. Although the focus of this seminar is the Iberian colonial world, well also explore the British Atlantic for comparative purposes.

Grading Policy

Weekly reading reports: 30% Research Paper: 70%


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