Recent Studies in Commonplace Books

@article{Burke2013RecentSI,
  title={Recent Studies in Commonplace Books},
  author={Victoria E. Burke},
  journal={English Literary Renaissance},
  year={2013},
  volume={43},
  pages={153 - 177}
}
This essay surveys scholarship in English on early modern commonplace books from 1971 through 2011. In their purest form, commonplace books were written in Latin by schoolboys who organized sententiae under topic headings, but educated amateurs of both genders used and adapted the form well into the seventeenth century. Recent research in this field demonstrates that commonplace book compilation intersects with a number of areas, such as education, reading, memory, religion, politics, science… Expand
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