New PDF release: Collections in context : the organization of knowledge and

By Anne D Hedeman, Karen Fresco

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ISBN-13: 9780814211717

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The fourteen essays that contain Collections in Context: The association of data and neighborhood in Europe interrogate questions posed through French, Flemish, English, and Italian collections of all sorts—libraries as an entire, anthologies and miscellanies assembled inside a unmarried manuscript or revealed e-book, or even illustrated ivory boxes.

Collecting grew to become an more and more vital job in the course of the fourteenth via 17th centuries, while the reduced fee of manufacturing books made possession on hand to extra humans. however the act of gathering isn't impartial: it gathers info, orders fabric (especially linear texts), and prioritizes everything—in brief, amassing either organizes and reviews on wisdom. additionally, the context of a set needs to show whatever approximately identification, yet whose? That of the compiler? The reader or viewer? The donor? The patron?
With essays by way of a big selection of foreign students, Collections in Context demonstrates that the very act of gathering necessarily imposes a few type of dating between what may rather be naively considered disparate parts and concurrently exposes whatever concerning the group that created and used the gathering. hence, Collections in Context deals strange insights into how accumulating either produced wisdom and equipped neighborhood in early sleek Europe.

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