Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought / Edition 1

Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought / Edition 1

by Ann Moss
ISBN-10:
0198159080
ISBN-13:
9780198159087
Pub. Date:
03/28/1996
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought / Edition 1

Commonplace-books were the information-organizers of Early Modern Europe, notebooks of quotations methodically arranged for easy retrieval. From their first introduction to the rudiments of Latin to the specialized studies of their later years, the pupils of humanist schools were trained to use commonplace-books. The common-place book mapped and resourced Renaissance culture's moral thinking, its accepted strategies of argumentation, its rhetoric, and its deployment of knowledge. In this study, Ann Moss investigates the evolution of the commonplace-book from its medieval antecedents, through its humanist realization, its later printed manifestations, and, finally, to its gradual decline in the seventeenth century.

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ISBN-13: 9780198159087
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/28/1996
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.02(d)

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