Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 March 2019

304 Pages | 22 halftones

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198809708

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Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge

Angus Vine

  • Examines one of the most pervasive and perplexing textual phenomena of the early modern world: the manuscript miscellany
  • Discusses a series of manuscripts from early modern Britain and Europe, focusing on their organization
  • Combines an account of early modern classification and taxonomy with detailed analyses of the various manuscripts discussed
  • Draws on a wide range of archival materials and a diverse set of canonical and unknown texts
  • Pays close attention to the materiality of texts including layout, ink, paper, binding, interleaving, finding aids, as well as the text's contents

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