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Archives & information in the early modern world

Author: Liesbeth Corens; Kate Peters; Alexandra Walsham; British Academy,
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 212.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Investigating the relationship between archives and information in the early modern world, this latest collection of essays edited by Kate Peters, Alexandra Walsham, and Liesbeth Corens explores every aspect of record keeping; from the proliferation of physical documentation between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries to the implication of archives in patterns of statecraft.
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liesbeth Corens; Kate Peters; Alexandra Walsham; British Academy,
ISBN: 9780197266250 0197266258
OCLC Number: 1013739072
Notes: Includes revised version of papers from a conference entitled "Transforming Information: Record Keeping in the Early Modern World" held at the British Academy in April 2014, together with three additional essays.
Description: xviii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Eric Ketelaar --
Introduction: Archives and information in the early modern world / Alexandra Walsham, Kate Peters, & Liesbeth Corens --
Part I: Organization and agency. 2. Early modern European archivality: organised records, information, and state power, c. 1500 / Randolph C. Head --
3. Archival intelligence: diplomatic correspondence, information overload, and information management in Italy, 1450-1650 / Filippo De Vivo --
4. Jean-Baptiste Colbert, accounting, and the genesis of the state archive in early modern France / Jacob Soll --
Part II: Access and secrecy. 5. The early modern secretary and the early modern archive / Arnold Hunt --
6. Knowledge, oblivion, and concealment in early modern Spain: the ambiguous agenda of the Archive of Simancas / Arndt Brendecke --
7. 'Friction in the archives': access and the politics of record-keeping in revolutionary England / Kate Peters --
Part III: Media and materiality. 8. The material culture of record-keeping in early modern England / Heather Wolfe & Peter Stallybrass --
9. Archiving the archive: scribal and material culture in 17th-century Zurich / Sundar Henny --
Part IV: Documentation and distance. 10. Truth and suffering in the Quaker Archives / Brooke Sylvia Palmieri --
11. Death, distance, and bureaucracy: an archival story / Sylvia Sellers-García --
12. The transnational archive of the sinosphere: the early modern East Asian information order / Kiri Paramore --
Afterword / Ann Blair.
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 212.
Other Titles: Archives and information in the early modern world
Responsibility: edited by Liesbeth Corens, Kate Peters, & Alexandra Walsham.

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