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Cambridge University Library: A History: From the Beginnings to the Copyright Act of Queen Anne
     

Cambridge University Library: A History: From the Beginnings to the Copyright Act of Queen Anne

by J. C. T. Oates
 

ISBN-10: 0521118336

ISBN-13: 9780521118330

Pub. Date: 08/06/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Of all the departments in the University of Cambridge, the University Library is by far the oldest. Oates traces its evolution in its first three and a half centuries, from its hesitant beginnings to its designation as a place of copyright deposit in the legislation of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. He pays special attention to benefactors, on

Overview

Of all the departments in the University of Cambridge, the University Library is by far the oldest. Oates traces its evolution in its first three and a half centuries, from its hesitant beginnings to its designation as a place of copyright deposit in the legislation of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. He pays special attention to benefactors, on whom the Library was almost entirely dependent during the Reformation, but also to its subsequent recovery and dramatic expansion in the seventeenth century. The Anglo-Saxon manuscripts given by Archbishop Matthew Parker in 1574 and the sixth-century Codex Bezae, given in 1581, are among the university's most celebrated possessions; but the author devotes no less space to those who encouraged such gifts, to other collections (some exotic and some, such as Richard Holdsworth's library, enormous) and to the prolonged negotiations that frequently preceded their arrival at Cambridge. This is the first of a two-volume history of the Library. The second, by David McKitterick, deals with the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521118330
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/06/2009
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
532
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Abbreviations; 1. The beginnings; 2. From Rotherham to Tunstal; 3. The library during the English Reformation; 4. The Restoration of the library in 1574; 5. Perne's work continued: 1577-98; 6. Futilities and frustrations, 1600-28; 7. Abraham Whelock; 8. Abraham Whelock continued; 9. Orientalia; 10. The Lambeth Library at Cambridge; 11. Some memorials of benefactors, 1653-9; 12. The work undone, 1659-64; 13. The library of Richard Holdsworth; 14. Henry Lucas and Tobias Rustat; 15. Peachey succeeds Dobson: Hacket's request; 16. Miscellaneous accessions, 1664-84; 17. From Robert Peachey to John Laughton; 18. Into the eighteenth century; Appendix; Index of manuscripts; General index.

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