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decemviri to compose a hymn in honour of Juno Regina. 6 Then, in recognition of his professional services, he was granted the right to form a guild of writers and actors (Collegium scribarum et histrionum).7 That is all that is known about the life of Andronicus, who died (perhaps in 206) aged about

In: The History of the Library in Western Civilization, Volume II

his de- termination to broaden the scope of his knowledge, and indeed it was this that motivated him to write Origines (which deals with the origins of cities, i.e. their foundation). It is a work that not only chronicles historical events but also ex- tols and moralizes on the heroism of great

In: The History of the Library in Western Civilization, Volume II
Author: E. Jorink

(1662–1669 and 1685).85 Goedaert (1617–1668) lived and worked in Middelburg his entire life.86 He operated in the same intellectual milieu as the poet Cats and the scholarly ministers Hondius and Lansbergen. He earned a living as a talented painter of still lifes, and was also active as an alchemist

In: Reading the Book of Nature in the Dutch Golden Age, 1575-1715

-Norman original. Beginning lost. Also contains the Conception Nostre Dame (MS T). 2. A Paris, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, 3516, f. 125r–126v. Probably completed in 1267 or 1268 and could have been copied at Hesdin, at the court of the counts of Artois. Picard. Also contains the Life of St Nicholas (MS A) and

In: Wace, The Hagiographical Works

as the initial copyright holders in their new work under the Statute of Anne, as far as recent research has uncovered, a living author did not appear in court on his own behalf for almost twenty years after the passage of the Act. 6 How is it possible that authors, arguably the central focus of

In: Forms, Formats and the Circulation of Knowledge
Author: Joad Raymond

popular opinion in political processes, and they tie print to its effective cultivation. In other words, by the start of the 17th century British men and women had a means of understanding the impact of cheap print on public life, a pre-Habermasian account of the role of the public sphere. We may be

In: Not Dead Things
Author: Michel Reinders

city militia or a trip on a barge meant hearing news read from popular printed publications that were available everywhere. More often, it also meant debating news with fellow travellers. In the Dutch Republic, print was everywhere. The introduction of printed publications into the daily life of

In: Printed Pandemonium
Author: G. Dahl

absence of administrative bodies and institutions of higher education fed into the picture of a restricted intellectual life in Norway and also failed to ignite scholarly interest in undertaking book histori- cal studies. There has also long been a perception that Norway was shel- tered  from broader

In: Books in Early Modern Norway
Author: E. Jorink

of Haarlem had a flour- ishing cultural life at the time, and one of the expressions of this was a religiously motivated passion for natural inquiry. The initiative was often taken by dissenters like the Mennonites.153 The variegated natural surroundings of the city were repeatedly studied

In: Reading the Book of Nature in the Dutch Golden Age, 1575-1715
Author: Jeroen Salman

diligently learned the catechism and subsequently he had frequently avowed his deep faith; his life and destiny could be compared to that of the biblical figure Job and he therefore counted his blessings.1 Koning is one of many people in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries who tried to earn a living by

In: Not Dead Things