2023-2024 / HIST0056-1

History of books and libraries


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in information and communication5 crédits 
 Master in history (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in French and Romance languages and literatures : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in history (60 ECTS)5 crédits 


Pascal Durand, Philippe Raxhon

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

1) The book, from Antiquity to modern time. 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 Antiquity to the 19th century (typology, evolution).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Underlining the specific contribution of the history of the book to the cultural history

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods


Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

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Recommended or required readings

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam

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Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Association of one or more MOOCs

There is no MOOC associated with this course.

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Truly yours,

Pascal Durand

Philippe Raxhon

Veronika Granata