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Record 5794

Reading Experience:

Anthony Grafton, in "Discitur ut agatur: How Gabriel Harvey Read His Livy," notes Harvey's reading of Lambert Daneau's Silva "of political aphorisms" (1583), "a now forgotten work by a Calvinist minister chiefly remembered for his unsuccesful attempts to impose a natural science based on the Bible on the Protestant curriculum, and a church order based on the 'Genevan Inquisition' on the liberal citizens and professors of Leiden." Continues: "Harvey's copy of Daneau has so far evaded discovery, but his references are so frequent and precise as to make it clear that thet were not conventional. He read the work as soon as it appeared, excitedly referring to its newness, and often praised it as a source of pungent and precise political axioms."
Century: 1500-1599, 1600-1699
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cambridge
county: Cambridgeshire
specific address: Master's chambers, Trinity Hall
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Gabriel Harvey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1550
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
read with Thomas Preston, Master of Trinity Hall
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Lambert Daneau
Title: Politicorum aphorismorum silva
Genre: Other religious, Politics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1583
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 5794  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Stephen A. Barney
  Title: Annotation and Its Texts
  Place of Publication: New York
  Date of Publication: 1991
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 116
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Stephen A. Barney (ed.), Annotation and Its Texts (New York, 1991), p. 116,, accessed: 17 April 2024

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