Collectors' Knowledge: What Is Kept, What Is Discarded / Aufbewahren oder wegwerfen: wie Sammler entscheiden

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Collectors’ Knowledge: What is Kept, What is Discarded investigates how organized knowledge was acquired, shaped, and lost. Case studies examine collections of texts and objects from the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries–from libraries to royal and ducal treasures.

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Overview

Collectors’ Knowledge: What is Kept, What is Discarded investigates how organized knowledge was acquired, shaped, and lost. Case studies examine collections of texts and objects from the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries–from libraries to royal and ducal treasures.

Collectors’ Knowledge: What Is Kept, What Is Discarded – Aufbewahren oder wegwerfen – wie Sammler entscheiden fragt, wie Wissen erworben und geformt wurde oder verloren ging. Fallstudien untersuchen Sammlungen von Texten und Objekten vom dreizehnten bis zwanzigsten Jahrhundert, von Bibliotheken zu herrschaftlichen Schätzen.

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Anja-Silvia Goeing is anniversary fellow at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne and Privatdozent at the University of Zurich. She is currently preparing a book on practices of knowledge transfer at the Zurich lectorium in the sixteenth century. Her work includes studies on fifteenth-century biographies written about the Italian Humanist Vittorino da Feltre (1999; 2013).

Anthony T. Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University. His interests comprise humanist scholarship and the writing of history in early modern times. Recent publications relating to this volume include a collaborative study of Isaac Casaubon as reader of Hebrew texts (2011) and a collection of early visualizations of timelines: Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton, Cartographies of Time (2012).

Paul Michel is Professor Emeritus of German Literature to 1700 at the University of Zurich. His research focuses on the study of encyclopedias and the organization of knowledge. His latest monograph, Physikotheologie was published in 2008.

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Table of Contents

Preface – Vorwort
Acknowledgements – Danksagungen

INTRODUCTION – EINLEITUNG
Questions Framing the Research – Fragen an das Forschungsgebiet, Anja-Silvia Goeing, Anthony T. Grafton, Paul Michel

PHENOMENOLOGY – PHÄNOMENOLOGIE
Erzählen und Sammeln: einige phänomenologische Erwägungen, Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann

NON-WESTERN CONTEXTS – NICHTWESTLICHE KONTEXTE
Coining the Essentials: Arabic Encyclopaedias and Anthologies of the Pre-modern Period, Ulrich Marzolph
Die Hoheit über die Erinnerung – Der Herrscher und das Erinnern in China, Marc Winter

MIDDLE AGES AND TRANSITIONS TO EARLY MODERN TIMES – MITTELALTER UND ÜBERGÄNGE ZUR FRÜHEN NEUZEIT
Lethe and ‘Delete’ – Discarding the Past in the Early Middle Ages: The case of Fredegar, Gerald Schwedler
Changing Representations of Botany in Encyclopaedias from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, Iolanda Ventura
‘I wasted time, and now doth time waste me’: Chronologers as Collectors, Anthony T. Grafton
Kollektionskataloge des Heiligen: Reliquiensammlungen im Bild, Livia Cárdenas
Humanistisches Weltwissen: Die Lectionum antiquarum libri des Caelius Rhodiginus, Jürgen Leonhardt

EARLY MODERN TIMES – FRÜHE NEUZEIT
Storing to Know: Konrad Gessner’s De Anima and the Relationship between Textbooks and Citation Collections in Sixteenth-Century Europe, Anja-Silvia Goeing
Wissensdynamik an Hand von Lehrmitteln im katechetischen Unterricht, Jürgen Oelkers
Getilgtes Wissen: Gotthard Heideggers Über¬arbeitung der »Acerra philologica«, Paul Michel
Forming and Displaying a Collection in the Age of the Enlightenment: The Case of Esprit Calvet, Laurence Brockliss

19TH TO 21ST CENTURIES – 19.-21. JAHRHUNDERT
Fallstricke des Wissens: die Überlieferung der materiellen Kultur im Spiegel des Geschichtsbildes, François de Capitani (†)
Museums by Commerce, Museums of Commerce, Museums for Commerce, Steven Conn
Kaum ein Wort: Tabuisierung von Inhalten und Fokussierung auf die Disziplin als Strategien der Wissensverarbeitung, Monika T. Wicki
The Losses of the Music Collection of the Hessische Landesbibliothek in Darmstadt in 1944: A Case Study on the Failure to Safeguard Historical Library Holdings, Nicola Schneider

RESPONSE
Response, Stephen Bann

EPILOGUE: THE PRESENCE OF MEMORY – EPILOG: DIE GEGENWART DER ERINNERUNG
Public Attic – ausgestellter speicher, Janet Grau

Selected Bibliography – Auswahlbibliographie
Picture and Table Index – Bild- und Tabellennachweis
Notes on Contributors – Über die Beiträger
Name Index – Namensregister

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