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The Resource Memory's library : medieval books in early modern England, Jennifer Summit

Memory's library : medieval books in early modern England, Jennifer Summit

Label
Memory's library : medieval books in early modern England
Title
Memory's library
Title remainder
medieval books in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Summit
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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 and the books they hold can gain by re-examining their past."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Summit, Jennifer
Dewey number
027.042
Illustrations
facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
Z791.E5
LC item number
S86 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libraries
  • Libraries
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Reformation
  • Book collecting
  • England
  • England
Label
Memory's library : medieval books in early modern England, Jennifer Summit
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0827/2007044242-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223902303537
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 343 pages
Isbn
9780226781716
Lccn
2007044242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)176979637
Label
Memory's library : medieval books in early modern England, Jennifer Summit
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0827/2007044242-d.html
Publication
Bar code
31223902303537
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 343 pages
Isbn
9780226781716
Lccn
2007044242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)176979637

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