Jennifer Summit’s Memory’s Library: first impressions

Am reading in Jennifer Summit’s ‘Memory’s Library’ how early modern English book-collecting and library-building were driven more by politics than by antiquarian interest. The manuscripts’ ‘worthiness of preservation’ depended on their ability to advance different political causes. That would explain why so few manuscripts which survived the 16th century tidal waves of biblioclasm were discardedContinue reading “Jennifer Summit’s Memory’s Library: first impressions”