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Cultures of Knowledge in the Early Modern World (Series)

The series Cultures of Knowledge in the Early Modern World examines the intersection of encyclopedic, natural, historical and literary knowledge in the early modern world, incorporating both theory (philosophies of knowledge and authority) and practice (collection, observation, information handling, travel, experiment and their social and political contexts). The series is interdisciplinary in nature and has as its goal promoting works that illustrate international and interreligious intellectual exchange and the intersections of different fields and traditions of knowledge.

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The Birth of the Archive

A History of Knowledge

The dynamic but little-known story of how archives came to shape and be shaped by European culture and society

The Strange and Terrible Visions of Wilhelm Friess

The Paths of Prophecy in Reformation Europe

Studying the prophecies of Wilhelm Friess and the interconnectedness of textual and print history

Printing and Prophecy

Prognostication and Media Change 1450-1550

Examining possible connections between prophecy and changes in media in the century after Gutenberg

The Information Master

Jean-Baptiste Colbert's Secret State Intelligence System

A fascinating inquiry into Jean-Baptiste Colbert's collection of knowledge

Publishing the Prince

History, Reading, and the Birth of Political Criticism

An in-depth look at how Renaissance reading practices set the basis for Enlightenment political criticism

History, Medicine, and the Traditions of Renaissance Learning

The first book in a new series and a groundbreaking study of connections, parallels, and mutual interaction between two critical disciplines—medicine and history—in 15th- to 17th-century Europe