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Archives and Information in the Early Modern World$
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Kate Peters, Alexandra Walsham, and Liesbeth Corens

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266250

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266250.001.0001

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Introduction: Archives and Information in the Early Modern World

Introduction: Archives and Information in the Early Modern World

(p.1) 1 Introduction: Archives and Information in the Early Modern World
Archives and Information in the Early Modern World

Alexandra Walsham

Kate Peters

Liesbeth Corens

British Academy

The introduction to the volume explores the evolution and effect of the scholarly trends that have brought the study of archives and record-keeping to the forefront in both historical and archival circles in recent decades. It discusses key questions of definition that continue to obscure and bedevil our comprehension of how archival and information cultures functioned in the early modern era. It also provides an overview of the salient themes emerging from this collection of chapters and identifies some avenues for investigation in this field in the future. It calls for greater collaboration and cross-fertilisation to breach the lingering disciplinary divide between historians and archival scientists.

Keywords:   archive, information, record-keeping, record, knowledge, state

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