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The Renaissance Reform of the Book and Britain: The English Quattrocento

Rundle, David (2019) The Renaissance Reform of the Book and Britain: The English Quattrocento. Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology . Cambridge University Press, 362 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-19343-7. E-ISBN 978-1-108-14780-4. (doi:10.1017/9781108147804) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:74397)

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Abstract

What has fifteenth-century England to do with the Renaissance? By challenging accepted notions of 'medieval' and 'early modern' David Rundle proposes a new understanding of English engagement with the Renaissance. He does so by focussing on one central element of the humanist agenda - the reform of the script and of the book more generally - to demonstrate a tradition of engagement from the 1430s into the early sixteenth century. Introducing a cast-list of scribes and collectors who are not only English and Italian but also Scottish, Dutch and German, this study sheds light on the cosmopolitanism central to the success of the humanist agenda. Questioning accepted narratives of the slow spread of the Renaissance from Italy to other parts of Europe, Rundle suggests new possibilities for the fields of manuscript studies and the study of Renaissance humanism.

Item Type: Book
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/9781108147804
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DE The Greco-Roman World
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z4 Books. Writing. Paleography
Divisions: Faculties > University wide - Teaching/Research Groups > Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Depositing User: David Rundle
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2019 06:51 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2019 11:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/74397 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Rundle, David: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7866-5681
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