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Writing

Alec Ryrie

in Being Protestant in Reformation Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199565726
eISBN:
9780191750731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565726.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter considers the surprising development of writing as a pious exercise amongst Protestants. It begins with the practice of diary-keeping and autobiographical writing, which it argues ... More


John Locke, Master Note-taker

Richard Yeo

in Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106564
eISBN:
9780226106731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226106731.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers John Locke's lifetime of assiduous note-taking, with illustrations from his personal notebooks, and a discussion of his ‘New Method’ of entering and indexing information. One ... More


Introduction: On the Difficulty of Introducing a Work of this Kind

Thomas Karshan and Kathryn Murphy

in On Essays: Montaigne to the Present

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198707868
eISBN:
9780191779008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198707868.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The Introduction addresses problems in the history of the essay, and criticism and scholarship on it. Although the essay’s origin is easy to date—Montaigne’s Essais (1580) was the first book of that ... More


Introduction

Jennifer H. Oliver

in Shipwreck in French Renaissance Writing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198831709
eISBN:
9780191869563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831709.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

In the early 1520s, a ship of remarkable proportion was built in Le Havre, commissioned by François I in response, in part, to the size, success, and renown of Henry VIII’s Mary Rose. The story of ... More


Reading

Emma Smith

in Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198754367
eISBN:
9780191844416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754367.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the extensive marks and annotations made in copies of the First Folio during the first century of its life. It develops more extended analyses of a heavily annotated copy ... More


Commonplace Failure

Angus Vine

in Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198809708
eISBN:
9780191847134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809708.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter addresses the genre most associated with (but also more often confused with) the miscellany: the commonplace book. Starting from the frequently made observation that commonplace books ... More


The Early Modern Omnigatherum

Angus Vine

in Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198809708
eISBN:
9780191847134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809708.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter turns to explicitly miscellaneous volumes and, in particular, to manuscripts which sought to encompass ‘everything’ within encyclopaedic collections. Placing these volumes within the ... More


Sir Hugh Plat’s Network of Notebooks

Angus Vine

in Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198809708
eISBN:
9780191847134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809708.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the notebooks of the inventor, writer on agriculture, brewer, and businessman, Sir Hugh Plat. Building on the discussion of knowledge transfer in Chapter 4, this chapter shows ... More


Divergence: Post-Ramist Pedagogy and Baconian Natural Philosophy

Howard Hotson

in The Reformation of Common Learning: Post-Ramist Method and the Reception of the New Philosophy, 1618 - 1670

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199553389
eISBN:
9780191898440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199553389.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Since the function and form of Comenian pansophia derived from the previous post-Ramist tradition, its sources and basic working methods naturally betrayed the same family resemblance. Far from ... More


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