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Record Number: 5786


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Anthony Grafton, "Discitur ut agatur: How Gabriel Harvey Read His Livy": "In 1584 ... in Cambridge, Harvey read Livy ... with Thomas Preston, master of Trinity Hall. They read Machiavelli's Discorsi at the same time ... They read several other up-to-date works on pragmatic politics as well, notably Jean Bodin's Methodus and Republic."

Century:

1500-1599

Date:

Between 01 01 1584 and 31 12 1584

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cambridge
county: Cambridgeshire
specific address: Master's rooms, 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:

Reading Group:

Gabriel Harvey and Thomas Preston

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1550

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Lawyer

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Thomas Preston, Master of Trinity Hall


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Niccolo Machiavelli

Title:

Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio

Genre:

Classics, Essays / Criticism, History, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5786

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:

115

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Stephen A. Barney (ed.), Annotation and Its Texts, (New York, 1991), p. 115, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5786, accessed: 24 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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