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Archives and Information in the Early Modern World

Kate Peters, Alexandra Walsham, and Liesbeth Corens


This volume investigates the relationship between archives and information in the early modern world. It explores how the physical documentation that proliferated on an unprecedented scale between the 16th and 18th centuries was managed in the context of wider innovations in the sphere of communication and of significant upheaval and change. The chapters assess how archives were implicated in patterns of statecraft and scrutinise critical issues of secrecy and publicity, access and concealment. They analyse the interconnections between documentation and geographical distance, probing the part ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266250
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266250.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Peters, editor
Senior College Lecturer in History, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

Alexandra Walsham, editor
Professor of Modern History and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Liesbeth Corens, editor
Career Development Fellow in Renaissance History, Keble College, University of Oxford

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