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Memory's library : medieval books in early modern England

Author: Jennifer Summit
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
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"Libraries," wrote Francis Bacon in 1605, "are as the shrines, where all the reliques of the ancient saints, full of true virtue, and that without delusion or imposture, are preserved, and reposed." But in Jennifer Summit's account, libraries are more than inert storehouses of written tradition; they are volatile spaces that actively shaped the meanings and uses of books, reading, and the past. Considering the  Read more...
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Summit, Jennifer.
Memory's library.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007044242
(OCoLC)176979637
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Summit
ISBN: 9780226781723 0226781720
OCLC Number: 309882042
Description: 1 online resource (x, 343 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : libraries of memory --
Lydgate's libraries : Duke Humfrey, Bury St. Edmunds, and The fall of princes --
The lost libraries of English humanism : More, Starkey, Elyot --
Reading Reformation : the libraries of Matthew Parker and Edmund Spenser --
A library of evidence : Robert Cotton's medieval manuscripts and the generation of seventeenth-century prose --
"Cogitation against libraries" : Bacon, the Bodleian, and the weight of the medieval past --
Coda : memories of libraries.
Responsibility: Jennifer Summit.

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