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This pioneering exploration of Georgian men and women's experiences as readers explores their use of commonplace books for recording favourite passages and reflecting upon what they had read, revealing forgotten aspects of their complicated relationship with the printed word. It shows how indebted English readers often remained to techniques for handling, absorbing and thinking about texts that were rooted in classical antiquity, in Renaissance humanism and in a substantially oral culture.
A collaborative project between the Sussex Centre for Intellectual History and the London Library.
Austen, Thomas, Rev., compiler. Occasional Meditations: Compiled from Various Authors as They Accidentally Came to Hand / by Me T. Austen of Rochester, April 15th, 1770: Manuscript, 1770–1782.
Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought : Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought Oxford Scholarship OnlineAbstract This is a study of the Renaissance commonplace-book.
Creating a commonplace book can help you keep track of your educational journey.