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Title The social history of the archive : record-keeping in early modern Europe / edited by Liesbeth Corens, Kate Peters, and Alexandra Walsham.

Publication Info. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.


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Description 359 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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Series Past and present supplements ; supplement 11, 2016
Past and present supplements ; new ser., v. 11.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction. The social history of the archive : record-keeping in early modern Europe / Alexandra Walsham -- Part 1. Creation, curation, and expertise. The rise of archival consciousness in provincial France : French feudal records and eighteenth-century seigneurial society / Markus Friedrich -- Roman notarial records between market and state / Laurie Nussdorfer -- The archive of orientalism and its keepers : re-imagining the histories of Arabic manuscripts in early modern Europe / John-Paul Ghobrial -- The clerk's tale : civic writing in sixteenth-century London / Jennifer Bishop -- Part 2. Credibility, testimony, and authenticity. Record-keeping and status performance in the early modern Low Countries / Frederik Buylaert and Jelle Haemers -- Early modern bookkeeping and life-writing revisited : accounting for Richard Stonley / Jason Scott-Warren -- Archives, eyewitnesses and rumours : writing about shrines in early modern France / Virginia Reinburg -- Recording miracles in Renaissance Italy / Mary Laven -- Part 3. Collecting, compiling, and controlling knowledge. Tales from the 'Yarmouth hutch' : civic identities and hidden histories in an urban archive / Andy Wood -- Archiving the present and chronicling for the future in early modern Europe / Judith Pollmann -- Common places and private spaces : libraries, record-keeping and orders of information in sixteenth century medicine / Hannah Murphy -- Dislocation and record-keeping : the counter archives of the Catholic diaspora / Liesbeth Corens -- Part 4. Memory, history, and oblivion. Recording the wars of religion : the 'drolleries of the league' from ephemeral print to scrapbook history / Tom Hamilton -- 'The accounts of the kingdom' : memory, community and the English Civil War / Ann Hughes -- Archiving and narration in post-Reformation Germany and the Netherlands / Jesse Spohnholz.
Summary "This Supplement builds on a burgeoning body of research that approaches the archive not merely as the object, but also as the subject of enquiry. It explores the phenomenon of record keeping in the early modern period in the context of signifi cant ecclesiastical, political, intellectual and cultural developments that served as a stimulus to it: state formation, religious reformation, and economic transformation; the advent of the mechanical press, the spread of educational opportunity, and the expansion of literacy; changing epistemological conventions, shifting attitudes towards history and memory, and new modes of self-representation. Focusing attention on the impulses behind the surge in public and private documentation in Europe between 1500 and 1800, the contributors to this volume place the processes by which individual, collective and institutional records were created, compiled, authorised, and used under the microscope. They examine the activities of curators and scribes, analyse the issues of credibility and authenticity to which their endeavours gave rise, and evaluate the role of textual, pictorial, material and fi nancial records in managing knowledge and giving expression to senses of identity. Stretching traditional, technical defi nitions of the record and archive, they investigate how writing and document-making of various kinds was shaped by dynamic interactions between ordinary people and by the politics of everyday life. They also illuminate the multiple ways in which archives mediate and construct the past, preserving some traces of it for posterity while consigning others to oblivion."-- Back cover.
Subject Archives -- Europe -- History.
Archival resources -- Europe -- History.
Europe -- History -- Sources.
Archival resources. (OCoLC)fst00814016
Archives. (OCoLC)fst00814030
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
History -- Sources. (OCoLC)fst00958295
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Corens, Liesbeth, editor, author.
Peters, Kate, editor.
Walsham, Alexandra, 1966- editor, writer of introduction.
Oxford University Press, publisher.
ISBN 9780198801559

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