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Libraries, Books, and Printing

I. G. Philip and Paul Morgan

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume IV Seventeenth-Century Oxford

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510146
eISBN:
9780191700958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510146.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The Bodleian Library, founded and endowed by Sir Thomas Bodley at the opening of the 17th century, was the third library of Oxford University. The first comprised manuscripts bequeathed to the ... More


Libraries

Giles Barber

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the Bodleian Library during the period from 1914 to 1970. The head librarian post was occupied by E. W. B. Nicholson from 1882 to 1912, Falconer Madan from 1912 ... More


Oriental Studies

Mordechai Feingold

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume IV Seventeenth-Century Oxford

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510146
eISBN:
9780191700958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510146.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In his appraisal of England's political, religious, and cultural scene following the Restoration, Gilbert Burnet singled out the esteemed state of learning at Oxford University, and ‘chiefly the ... More


A Discovery

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith

in Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226540887
eISBN:
9780226553405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553405.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

The opening chapter presents a somewhat personal account of the ‘discovery’ of the manuscript in 2000 and its subsequent purchase by the Bodleian Library in 2002, made possible by the support of the ... More


The Making of a World Religion: Confucianism and the Emergence of Comparative Religion as a Discipline in the Nineteenth Century

Anna Sun

in Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155579
eISBN:
9781400846085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155579.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter analyzes the connection between the making of Confucianism as a religion and the emergence of comparative religion as a discipline, based primarily on extensive archival research ... More


Introduction

Lucy Donkin and Hanna Vorholt

in Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265048
eISBN:
9780191754159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265048.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

After providing an overview of the content and argument of each of the nine chapters, the introduction outlines three themes that run through the book as a whole: the impact of developments in the ... More


The Learned Press: Printing for the University

Ian Gadd

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume I: Beginnings to 1780

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199557318
eISBN:
9780191772320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557318.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

This chapter surveys the works printed by the press for the University of Oxford. The book describes the published catalogues of the Bodleian Library and other collections in Oxford, an area of ... More


Introduction

G. J. TOMMER

in Eastern Wisedome and Learning: The Study of Arabic in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202912
eISBN:
9780191675591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202912.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The study of Arabic in England during the seventeenth century, the examination of modern literature on the history of oriental and, in particular, Arabic studies in various parts of Europe is ... More


The Early Career of Pococke

G. J. TOMMER

in Eastern Wisedome and Learning: The Study of Arabic in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202912
eISBN:
9780191675591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202912.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the early career of Edward Pococke. Before his intensive study of Arabic language and literature, Pococke began to assemble the collection of manuscripts, which, after his ... More


Maps, Calendars, and Diagrams: Space and Time in Seventeenth-Century Maritime East Asia

Robert Batchelor

in Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai: Maritime East Asia in Global History, 1550-1700

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852764
eISBN:
9780824869021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852764.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the shifting understandings of time and space generated through print and manuscript artifacts such as maps, calendars, and scrolls in seventeenth-century maritime East Asia. It ... More


Manuscripts of the Oxford Collection

Richard Sharpe

in Medieval Irish Saints' Lives: An Introduction to Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198215820
eISBN:
9780191678219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198215820.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

The Oxford collection is preserved in two parchment manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B. 485 (R) and MS Rawlinson B. 505 (I). Revd Charles Plummer has proven beyond reasonable doubt ... More


Libraries of Memory

Jennifer Summit

in Memory's Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226781716
eISBN:
9780226781723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226781723.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book takes libraries as its subject, exploring questions that today's readers of medieval books must continually ask themselves: How did this book, so far from its original place of production ... More


Amateur Book Production and the Miscellany in Late Medieval East Anglia: Tanner 407 and Beinecke 365

Carol M. Meale

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The manuscripts discussed here, Oxford, Bodleian Library, Tanner MS 407 and New Haven, Yale University Library, Beinecke 365, were produced roughly contemporaneously and within a relatively small ... More


Prince of the Press: How One Collector Built History's Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library

Joshua Teplitsky

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300234909
eISBN:
9780300241136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300234909.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

David Oppenheim (1664–1736), chief rabbi of Prague in the early eighteenth century, built an unparalleled collection of Jewish books and manuscripts, all of which have survived and are housed in the ... More


• Drawing and Painting

Clive Brown

in A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095395
eISBN:
9780300127867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095395.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

At an early age, Felix Mendelssohn received instruction in drawing. From at least 1822 he began to draw regularly in bound sketchbooks, many of which he produced during the family's travels in ... More


‘My Skyn To Turne’: Beholding the Series in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Selden Supra 53

David Watt

in The Making of Thomas Hoccleve's Series

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898690
eISBN:
9781781385203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898690.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The premise for this chapter is that the best way to understand what people made of the Series is to look closely at what people actually made of it. The layout and texts in MS Selden Supra 53 ... More


Introduction

ANTHONY SELDON and STUART BALL

in Conservative Century: The Conservative Party since 1900

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202387
eISBN:
9780191675317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202387.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter begins by describing the Conservative Party as a group which dominated British politics to such an extent during the twentieth century that it is likely to become known as the ... More


Lucretius in the Early Modern Period: Texts and Contexts

David Butterfield

in Lucretius and the Early Modern

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198713845
eISBN:
9780191807152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713845.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides an overview of the textual transmisson of the De rerum natura from antiquity down to the early eighteenth century. It argues that Lucretius was very little known throughout the ... More


Description of Egypt

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Despite sore eyes and generally miserable health, Edward William Lane still wrote the first draft of his book in London during 1829. He stuck to his writing while almost entirely housebound by strict ... More


Dictionaries and Other Works of Reference

Elizabeth Knowles

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume II: 1780 to 1896

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199543151
eISBN:
9780191772337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543151.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

The nineteenth century was a period in which amateur and professional alike worked ardently to categorize and structure knowledge. This resulted in the commercial publication of dictionaries, ... More


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