VIKBB50 History of Book Culture

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. Jindra Pavelková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lucie Heilandová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Martin Krčál, DiS. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Petr Škyřík, Ph.D.
Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Sabina Kubisová
Supplier department: Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Wed 8:10–10:00 VP
Prerequisites (in Czech)
VIK_PoZ Qualifying Examination
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/15, only registered: 0/15
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of lectures is to introduce to the history of books. During the lectures will be introduced the history of book culture, the process of making books, the history of materials, as well as the history of libraries (book collections).
  • The aim of the lectures studies is the history of book culture. During the lectures will be introduced the history of materials (papyrus, parchment, paper), the history of book culture (from the Middle Ages until the 19th century), the process of making books (technology of printing). Further research focuses on the material and textual aspect of old books (manuscripts, incunabula and ancient books) and their mutual relationship. Through the concrete examples the books from the Moravian library will be presented production until 19th century. The students will get to know various types and forms of documents or popular genres. Last but not least, we will also address the relationships between the author, the publisher, the printer and the bookseller, or the way books are distributed. Within the presentation of the history of book culture, more attention will be devoted to the development of book printing in the Czech lands, especially to the history of book printing in Moravia and Brno. The students will be also acquainted with the historical book collections and the library collections in the current institutes. Main topics: materials, structure of handwritten and printed books, handwritten book, beginnings of book printing, incunabula, history of printing in the Czech Republic until 19th century, monastic and ecclesiastical libraries, aristocratic and secular libraries. The course will také place in the Moravian Library – Department of Manuscripts and Old Prints (4th floor).
    recommended literature
  • VOIT, Petr. Encyklopedie knihy : starší knihtisk a příbuzné obory mezi polovinou 15. a počátkem 19. století. 1. vyd. Praha: Libri, 2006. 1350 s. ISBN 8072773127. info
  • BOHATCOVÁ, Mirjam. Česká kniha v proměnách staletí. 1. vyd. Praha: Panorama, 1990. 622 s. ISBN 80-7038-131-0. info
    not specified
  • KRÁSA, Josef. České iluminované rukopisy 13.-16. století. 1. vyd. Praha: Odeon, 1990. 455 s. ISBN 8020701141. info
  • DOKOUPIL, Vladislav. Počátky brněnského knihtisku : prvotisky. Vyd. 1. Brno: Universitní knihovna, 1974. 125 s., ob. info
  • DOKOUPIL, Vladislav. Soupis brněnských tisků : staré tisky do roku 1800. 1. vyd. Brno: Státní vědecká knihovna, 1978. 603 s., př. info
  • Knihopis českých a slovenských tisků : od doby nejstarší až do konce XVIII. století. Díl 1., Prvotisky : (do r. 1500)., Tabule (Souvis.) : Knihopis československých tisků : od doby nejstarší až do konce XVIII. století. Díl 1., Prvotisky : (do r. 1500).,. info
  • KREJČA, Aleš. Grafika. Praha: Aventinum, 2010. 205 s. ISBN 9788074420030. info
Teaching methods
lectures, practical exercises, work with materials
Assessment methods
attendance, seminar work on assigned topic
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018.
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