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Sir John Harington and the Book as Gift

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Sir John Harington (1560-1612) has long been recognized as one of the most colorful and engaging figures at the English Renaissance court. Godson of Queen Elizabeth, translator of Ariosto, and inventor of the water-closet, he was also a lively writer in a wide variety of modes, and an acute commentator on his times. Combining detailed readings and first-hand historical res ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published August 2nd 2001 by OUP Oxford
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Jun 06, 2010 Elizabeth rated it liked it
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The contents of this book were just barely relevant to my project. (Its broad subject -- the life of Sir John Harrington as reflected in the books he bestowed upon family, potential benefactors etc. is interesting, but not very close to my subject matter). However, the methodology and rationale of the project is lovely. Scott-Warren declares the importance of this microhistory (in the vein of Ginzburg's The Cheese and the Worms), and goes on to demonstrate as much by connecting the microscopic a ...more
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