Mess and miscellany: new book
Just released by OUP Canada is Angus Vine‘s new book, Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge. This book will be of interest to scholars working on questions of materiality in particular.
Vine examines the early modern manuscript miscellany, an object often dismissed in its disorder and mess. “Drawing on original literary and historical research”, Vine examines, “both the materiality of early modern manuscripts and their contents. ” The book “sheds new light on the transcriptive and archival practices of early modern Britain, as well as on the broader intellectual context of manuscript culture and its scholarly afterlives'”.