[Milton-L] Conference: Collecting Revolution: The History and Importance of the Thomason Tracts

Sabrina Baron s.baron at starpower.net
Sat May 24 10:16:43 EDT 2008



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> Collecting Revolution: The History and Importance of the Thomason  
> Tracts
>
> The pamphlet collection amassed by the London bookseller George
> Thomason (c.1602-1666) is of unparalleled importance, and has helped
> to ensure that the civil wars and interregnum remain central to the
> study of British history. Nevertheless, this is generally reflected in
> scholarly exploitation of the tracts, rather than in critical analysis
> of them. This conference seeks to explore a variety of approaches to
> the Thomason collection, including the man and his milieu, his role as
> a publisher and bookseller, his aims and methods as a collector, the
> fate of his collection, and its significance to subsequent generations
> of scholars.
>
> Speakers: Sabrina Baron, Maureen Bell, Michael Braddick, David Como,
> Ann Hughes, Keith Lindley, Giles Mandelbrote, Jason McElligott,
> Michael Mendle, Jason Peacey, Joad Raymond, Julian Roberts, David
> Stoker, Elliot Vernon, and Steven Zwicke
> Date: 30 June-1 July 2008
> Venue: British Library / University College London
> Contact: j.peacey at ucl.ac.uk
> Website: http://jtpeacey.googlepages.com/collectingrevolution
>
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