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abecedarium

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Elementary teaching in Antiquity and the Middle Ages consisted in learning firstly to read the letters of the alphabet. Exceptionally when a child learned to read alone from a text ...

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Alexander Thom

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — European History.

 (1801–79) Printer

for the Post Office in Ireland (1824); for royal commissions in Ireland (1838); and of the Dublin Gazette (1851). With Dublin’s largest printing works from the...

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Alfonso de Zamora

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Bibliography.

(1474–1531),

Spanish Hebraist. He was born into a Jewish family and given a rabbinical education, but converted to Christianity in 1506 and was appointed as the founding professor...

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amercement

Overview page. Subjects: History — Bibliography.

The fine for an offence at a manorial court leet. The jurors presented the offender, the steward declared him to be ‘in mercy’ of the court, and the amount of the amercement was then...

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Anthony Woodville

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Bibliography.

(c.1440–83)

Eldest son of Richard Woodville, renowned for military, chivalric, religious, and literary achievements. His sister Elizabeth’s marriage to Edward IV increased his...

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Anton Koberger

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(c.1440–1513),

German publisher who introduced printing to Nuremberg in 1470 and sold his books through his sixteen shops and his network of agents throughout Europe. He published...

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Antonio Blado

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Bibliography.

Printers in Rome. Antonio (1490–1567), active from 1516, official papal printer (1535–67), produced books in eastern and western founts; music and elaborately illustrated works; and bulls,...

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Antonio Possevino

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Bibliography.

(c.1533–1611),

Jesuit missionary and papal diplomat, born in Mantua, where he entered the Jesuits in 1559. The following year he was sent to work amongst the Waldenses in Piedmont,...

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Arthur Agard

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Bibliography.

(1540–1615),

English antiquary. In 1603 Agard was created deputy chamberlain of the exchequer, where he may have been a clerk from an early age. Here he spent three years drawing...

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Arthur Barnett Spingarn

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Bibliography.

 (1878–1971) American book collector.

Educated at Columbia, he became an early civil rights lawyer. His legal concerns led to an interest in collecting black literature produced...

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