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Memory's Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England (Paperback)
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Memory's Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 20/05/2011
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In Jennifer Summit's account, libraries are more than inert storehouses of written tradition; they are volatile spaces that actively shape 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 modern library by focusing on its origins in medieval and early modern England. Summit argues that the medieval sources that survive in English collections are the product of a Reformation and post-Reformation struggle to redefine the past by redefining the cultural place, function, and identity of libraries. By establishing the intellectual dynamism of English libraries during this crucial period of their development, "Memory's Library" demonstrates how much current discussions about the future of libraries can gain by reexamining their past.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226781709
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm

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