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Publish or Perish: Print, Patronage, and Technical Expertise in Tudor England

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dc.contributor.advisor Hayton, Darin
dc.contributor.advisor Graham, Lisa Jane, 1963- Crooks, Elizabeth 2012-08-13T14:36:32Z 2012-08-13T14:36:32Z 2012
dc.description.abstract During the sixteenth century, the notion of expertise fundamentally changed from being based on practical experience to being based on a command of abstract knowledge. At the same time, both the prestige of technical expertise and the importance of print were rising. In Tudor England, this meant that by the end of the century, the use of texts about technical expertise to gain authority and status in the patronage network would become common. In the mid-sixteenth century, a courtier named Richard Eden was able to successfully negotiate the patronage hierarchy by becoming a broker of knowledge. Eden was one of the first people to use the combination of print and technical expertise to advance his career. This thesis uses his textual production as a lens to analyze the dynamics of the patronage system in Tudor England.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of History
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.lcsh Eden, Richard, 1521?-1576
dc.subject.lcsh Knowledge, Theory of -- England -- History -- 16th century
dc.subject.lcsh Authors and patrons -- England -- History -- 16th century
dc.subject.lcsh Printing -- England -- History -- 16th century
dc.title Publish or Perish: Print, Patronage, and Technical Expertise in Tudor England
dc.type Thesis
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