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Reading and Politics in Early Modern EnglandThe Mental World of a Seventeenth-century Catholic Gentleman$
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Geoff Baker

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780719080241

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719080241.001.0001

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Reading and the construction of common places

Reading and the construction of common places

(p.102) Chapter 3 Reading and the construction of common places
Reading and Politics in Early Modern England

Geoff Baker

Manchester University Press

This chapter considers how William Blundell constructed his commonplace books Adversaria and Historica. It evaluates the extent to which these commonplace books support the argument that by the end of the seventeenth century commonplace authors abandoned the forms expounded in printed guides on structuring commonplace books and exerted autonomy over the style that they employed. It suggests that Blundell did not stick stringently to established methods of commonplacing and he designed a method that suited his purposes and accorded with his reading practice.

Keywords:   William Blundell, common place books, Adversaria, Historica, reading practice

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