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Matthew Parker and the Practice of Church History

Madeline McMahon

in Confessionalisation and Erudition in Early Modern Europe: An Episode in the History of the Humanities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266601
eISBN:
9780191896057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266601.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Elizabethan archbishop of Canterbury Matthew Parker is best known for his efforts to collect medieval manuscripts, which had changed hands or been repurposed after the Dissolution of the ... More


The Library of Universal History: Diodorus Siculus and Literary Cosmopolitanism

Yun Lee Too

in The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199577804
eISBN:
9780191722912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577804.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 considers another book that calls itself a library, the Library of History of Diodorus Siculus. Here the book has a particular world view, which demonstrates that the library may have a ... More


Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue

Konrad Hirschler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408776
eISBN:
9781474418812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408776.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The written text was a pervasive feature of cultural practices in the medieval Middle East. At the heart of book circulation stood libraries that experienced a rapid expansion from the twelfth ... More


The First Card Index?

Markus Krajewski and Peter Krapp

in Paper Machines: About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015899
eISBN:
9780262298216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015899.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces a discontinuity in the application of Gessner’s procedure. When the technique goes from provisional to permanent, an unintended and yet consequential turn takes place, giving rise ... More


Introduction

George W. Houston

in Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617800
eISBN:
9781469617824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617800.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter provides an outline of how the Roman-era book collections came into existence and the factors that gave them longevity. In looking through book collections in the Roman world, the ... More


Lists of Books Preserved on Papyrus

George W. Houston

in Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617800
eISBN:
9781469617824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617800.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines Egyptian library history and specifically looks at lists on papyri. Papyrus fragments found in Oxyrhynchus suggest that men and women had access to a wide range of literary ... More


Physical spaces and book formats

David Pearson

in Book Ownership in Stuart England

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198870128
eISBN:
9780191912955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870128.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter provides an overview of our knowledge of ways in which books were stored in homes during the seventeenth century, drawing on existing scholarship and on evidence from contemporary images ... More


Enlightenment Origins

Kelsey Jackson Williams

in The First Scottish Enlightenment: Rebels, Priests, and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198809692
eISBN:
9780191846960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809692.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter locates the origins of the first Scottish Enlightenment in James VII and II’s patronage in 1680s Edinburgh and the psychological and social impact of the revolution of 1688 on Jacobite, ... More


Scribal Habits at the Tebtunis Temple Library: On Materiality, Formal Features, and Palaeography

Kim Ryholt

in Scribal Repertoires in Egypt from the New Kingdom to the Early Islamic Period

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198768104
eISBN:
9780191821882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768104.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Tebtunis temple library provides a unique opportunity to investigate the operation of an institutional library from ancient Egypt. This chapter focuses on a range of formal features, ... More


Gone Are the Days

Steven C. Harper

in First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199329472
eISBN:
9780190063092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329472.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Richard Bushman’s 2005 biography of Joseph Smith incorporated the findings of the New Mormon history. Bushman saw changes over time in Smith’s vision accounts and granted the critics that point, just ... More


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