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

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Title: Publish or Perish: Print, Patronage, and Technical Expertise in Tudor England
Author: Crooks, Elizabeth
Advisor: Hayton, Darin; Graham, Lisa Jane
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of History
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2012
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.
Subject: Eden, Richard, 1521?-1576
Subject: Knowledge, Theory of -- England -- History -- 16th century
Subject: Authors and patrons -- England -- History -- 16th century
Subject: Printing -- England -- History -- 16th century
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/9012

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Crooks, Elizabeth. "Publish or Perish: Print, Patronage, and Technical Expertise in Tudor England". 2012. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/9012.

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