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Memory's library : medieval books in early modern England

Author: Jennifer Summit
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"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 two-hundred-year period between 1431, which saw the foundation of Duke Humfrey's famous library, and 1631, when the great antiquarian Sir Robert Cotton died, Memory's Library revises the history of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Summit
ISBN: 9780226781709 0226781704
OCLC Number: 846611272
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: x, 343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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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Considering the two-hundred-year period between 1431, which saw the foundation of Duke Humfrey's famous library, and 1631, when the great antiquarian Sir Robert Cotton died, this book revises the  Read more...

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