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The Resource Making archives in early modern Europe : proof, information and political record-keeping, 1400-1700, Randolph C. Head

Making archives in early modern Europe : proof, information and political record-keeping, 1400-1700, Randolph C. Head

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Making archives in early modern Europe : proof, information and political record-keeping, 1400-1700
Title
Making archives in early modern Europe
Title remainder
proof, information and political record-keeping, 1400-1700
Statement of responsibility
Randolph C. Head
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
European states were overwhelmed with information around 1500. Their agents sought to organize their overflowing archives to provide trustworthy evidence and comprehensive knowledge that was useful in the everyday exercise of power. This detailed comparative study explores cases from Lisbon to Vienna to Berlin in order to understand how changing information technologies and ambitious programs of state-building challenged record-keepers to find new ways to organize and access the information in their archives. From the intriguing details of how clerks invented new ways to index and catalog the expanding world to the evolution of new perspectives on knowledge and power among philologists and historians, this book provides illuminating vignettes and revealing comparisons about a core technology of governance in early modern Europe. Enhanced by perspectives from the history of knowledge and from archival science, this wide-ranging study explores the potential and the limitations of knowledge management as media technologies evolved
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UkCbUP
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Head, Randolph Conrad
Dewey number
930.1
Index
index present
LC call number
CD1001
LC item number
.H33 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Archives
  • Archives
  • Archives
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  • Archival resources
  • Archival resources
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Making archives in early modern Europe : proof, information and political record-keeping, 1400-1700, Randolph C. Head
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 19 Jun 2019)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Records, tools and archives in Europe to 1700 -- Archival history: Literature and outlook -- PART I: The Work of Records (1200- ) -- Probative objects and Scholastic tools in the High Middle Ages -- A late medieval chancellery and its books: Lisbon, 1460-1560 -- Keeping and organizing information from the Middle Ages to the 16th Century -- Information management in early modern Innsbruck, 1490-1530 -- Part II: The Challenges of Accumulation (1400- ) -- The accumulation of records and the evolution of inventories -- Early modern inventories: Habsburg Austria and Würzburg -- Classification: The architecture of knowledge and the placement of records -- The formal logic of classification: Topography and taxonomy in Swiss urban records, 1500-1700 -- Part III: Comprehensive visions and differentiating practices (1550- ) -- Evolving expectations about archives, 1540-1650 -- Registries: Tracking the business of governance -- Part IV: Rethinking records and state archives (1550- ) -- Understanding records: New perspectives and new readings after 1550 -- New disciplines of authenticity and authority: Mabillon's diplomatics and the ius archivi -- Conclusion: The era of chancellery books and beyond
Control code
CR9781108620659
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 348 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108620659
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Making archives in early modern Europe : proof, information and political record-keeping, 1400-1700, Randolph C. Head
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 19 Jun 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Records, tools and archives in Europe to 1700 -- Archival history: Literature and outlook -- PART I: The Work of Records (1200- ) -- Probative objects and Scholastic tools in the High Middle Ages -- A late medieval chancellery and its books: Lisbon, 1460-1560 -- Keeping and organizing information from the Middle Ages to the 16th Century -- Information management in early modern Innsbruck, 1490-1530 -- Part II: The Challenges of Accumulation (1400- ) -- The accumulation of records and the evolution of inventories -- Early modern inventories: Habsburg Austria and Würzburg -- Classification: The architecture of knowledge and the placement of records -- The formal logic of classification: Topography and taxonomy in Swiss urban records, 1500-1700 -- Part III: Comprehensive visions and differentiating practices (1550- ) -- Evolving expectations about archives, 1540-1650 -- Registries: Tracking the business of governance -- Part IV: Rethinking records and state archives (1550- ) -- Understanding records: New perspectives and new readings after 1550 -- New disciplines of authenticity and authority: Mabillon's diplomatics and the ius archivi -- Conclusion: The era of chancellery books and beyond
Control code
CR9781108620659
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 348 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108620659
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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