The Resource Framing authority : sayings, self, and society in sixteenth-century England, Mary Thomas Crane, (electronic resource)

Framing authority : sayings, self, and society in sixteenth-century England, Mary Thomas Crane, (electronic resource)

Label
Framing authority : sayings, self, and society in sixteenth-century England
Title
Framing authority
Title remainder
sayings, self, and society in sixteenth-century England
Statement of responsibility
Mary Thomas Crane
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Writers in sixteenth-century England often kept commonplace books in which to jot down notable fragments encountered during reading or conversation, but few critics have fully appreciated the formative influence this activity had on humanism. Focusing on the discursive practices of "gathering" textual fragments and "framing" or forming, arranging, and assimilating them, Mary Crane shows how keeping commonplace books made up the English humanists' central transaction with antiquity and provided an influential model for authorial practice and authoritative self-fashioning. She thereby revises our perceptions of English humanism, revealing its emphasis on sayings, collectivism, shared resources, anonymous inscription, and balance of power - in contrast to an aristocratic mode of thought, which championed individualism, imperialism, and strong assertion of authorial voice. Crane first explores the theory of gathering and framing as articulated in influential sixteenth-century logic and rhetoric texts and in the pedagogical theory with which they were linked in the humanist project. She then investigates the practice of humanist discourse through a series of texts that exemplify the notebook method of composition. These texts include school curricula, political and economic treatises (such as More's Utopia), contemporary biography, and collections of epigrams and poetic miscellanies
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
820.9/003
Index
index present
LC call number
PR418.S64
LC item number
C7 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
Label
Framing authority : sayings, self, and society in sixteenth-century England, Mary Thomas Crane, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-263) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn622147825
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 281 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691069470
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33102569
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)622147825
  • jstordda0691605092
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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