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Miscellaneous order : manuscript culture and the early modern organization of knowledge, Angus Vine

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Miscellaneous order : manuscript culture and the early modern organization of knowledge
Title
Miscellaneous order
Title remainder
manuscript culture and the early modern organization of knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Angus Vine
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Language
eng
Summary
This book examines one of the most pervasive, but also perplexing, textual phenomena of the early modern world: the manuscript miscellany. Faced with multiple problems of definition, categorization, and (often conflicting) terminology, modern scholars have tended to dismiss the miscellany as disorganized and chaotic. Miscellaneous Order radically challenges that view by uncovering the various forms of organization and order previously hidden in early modern manuscript books. Drawing on original literary and historical research, and examining both the materiality of early modern manuscripts and their contents, this book sheds new light on the transcriptive and archival practices of early modern Britain, as well as on the broader intellectual context of manuscript culture and its scholarly afterlives.0Based on extensive archival research, and interdisciplinary in both subject and matter, Miscellaneous Order focuses on the myriad kinds of manuscript compiled and produced in the early modern era. Showing that the miscellany was essential to the organization of knowledge across a range of genres and disciplines, from poetry to science, and from recipe books to accounts, it proposes a new model for understanding the proliferation of manuscript material in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. By restoring attention to 'miscellaneous order' in this way, it shows that we have fundamentally misunderstood how early modern men and women read, wrote, and thought. Rather than a textual form characterized by an absence of order, the miscellany, it argues, operated as an epistemically and aesthetically productive system throughout the early modern period. --
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Vine, Angus Edmund
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940.22
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Manuscripts
  • Manuscripts
  • Classification
  • Written communication
  • Written communication
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
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Miscellaneous order : manuscript culture and the early modern organization of knowledge, Angus Vine
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1041899965
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 285 pages
Isbn
9780198809708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)1041899965
Label
Miscellaneous order : manuscript culture and the early modern organization of knowledge, Angus Vine
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1041899965
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 285 pages
Isbn
9780198809708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1041899965

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