9780807826126

The Commonplace Book of William Byrd II of Westover

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807826126

  • ISBN10:

    080782612X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-04-01
  • Publisher: UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS

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Summary

A collection of epigrams, notations, & reflections on a variety of topics, William Byrd II's (1674-1744) last known unpublished work offers a window into the interior life of this quintessential colonial Virginia gentleman.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Editorial Method ix
Abbreviations and Short Titles xiii
Prologue 1(2)
Introduction 3(4)
William Byrd II of Westover
7(6)
Making a Gentleman: William Byrd and Early Modern Education
13(9)
The Commonplace Book in Education
22(8)
The Commonplace Book and the Common Culture
30(6)
William Byrd as a Writer: Between the Private and Public Spheres
36(6)
Gathering and Compiling the Commonplace Book
42(6)
Science and Medicine in the Commonplace Book
48(10)
William Byrd's Religious Views
58(7)
``Invectives against Women, and . . . Lampoons upon Matrimony''
65(14)
The Commonplace Book and Self-Fashioning
79(38)
The Commonplace Book of a Colonial Gentleman in Crisis: An Essay
90(27)
Kenneth A. Lockridge
THE COMMONPLACE BOOK 117(90)
Commentary 207(98)
Index 305

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