L'entour du texte : la publication du livre savant à la Renaissance

Paris: Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2021

link to the accompanying Conférences Léopold Delisle, March 17 and 18, 2021

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Information: A Historical Companion,

ed. Ann Blair, Paul Duguid, Anja-Silvia Goeing, Anthony Grafton

Princeton University Press, 2021

for supplementary bibliography and images see

for some spin-offs:

A blogpost by Anthony Grafton:

An excerpt from my chapter:

An excerpt from my short entry on "secretaries":



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Physico-theology: Religion and Science in Europe 1650-1750,

ed. Ann Blair and Kaspar von Greyerz (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020)

Blog post by the editors (November 2020):

a podcast interview with both authors and Crawford Gribben on New Books Networks in Religion and Faith:







Tant de choses à savoir: comment maîtriser l'information à l'époque moderne, tr. Bernard Krespine, revue et mise à jour par l'auteur, préface de Roger Chartier (Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 2020), dans la série L'univers historique dirigée par Patrick Boucheron. Link here

Interview (in French) on Radio Clype, Chemins d'histoire, with Luc Daireaux (published August 9 2020):


Libération (1 avril 2020) by Jean-Yves Grenier

Le Monde (10 avril 2020) by Florent Georgesco

En attendant Nadeau (12 avril 2020) by Dominique Goy-Blanquet

Mediapart (30 avril 2020) by Lise Wajeman --pdf




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Panizzi Lectures, British Library, December 2019: Paratexts and Print in Renaissance Humanism

available in podcast from the British Library here:

Lecture 1: The Impact of Printing on Paratexts

Lecture 2: Experiments in Humanist Paratexts

Lecture 3: The Limits of Paratexts

For the Sake of Learning

Ann Blair and Anja-Silvia Goeing eds, For the Sake of Learning: Essays in Honor of Anthony Grafton, 2 vols (Leiden: Brill, 2016)

Reviews: Massimo Danzi, “Omaggio a Anthony Grafton,” Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance 78:3 (2016), 665-72. Luc Deitz, in Renaissance Quarterly, Vol.70: 4 (2017), 1485-88. Jan Machielsen, in English Historical Review, vol.133: 561 (2018), 424-425. William J. Connell, in Journal of Interdisciplinary History 49:3 (2019), 493-96.

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Too Much to Know: managing scholarly information before the modern age (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010). Chinese translation by Xu PO (Beijing: The Commercial Press, 2014).  Japanese translation, tr. Noriko SUMIMOTO, Atsuhiko HIROTA, Kazue MASAOKA  (Tokyo: Chuokoron-Shinsha, 2018). French translation, see above: Tant de choses à savoir (2020)
Ann Blair, “Information Overload, the early years,” Boston Sunday Globe, Nov 28, 2010, K1-2.
Ann Blair, “Information Overload, Then and Now,” Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov 28, 2010.
Michael Dirda, “Looking it up, long before Britannica,” Washington Post, Jan 13, 2011.
Adam Gopnik “The Information,” The New Yorker, Feb. 14, 2011
Paula Findlen, “Before the Flood,” The Nation May 2, 2011, pp. 34-37
James Delbourgo, “Too Much To Know,” The Times Higher Education, Feb. 3, 2011.

Too Much to Know - Supplements Foreign language quotations in DASH
Too Much to Know - Associated Publicity






The Theater of Nature: Jean Bodin and Renaissance Science (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997). available now through PUP's Legacy Library
American Historical Review 104, 1 (1999): 239-240, by Julian H. Franklin.
Sixteenth-Century Journal 29 (1998): 1178-80, by Constantin Fasolt;
Isis 89, 3 (1998): 536-537, by Peter McDermott.
Renaissance Quarterly 52, 1 (1999): 249-250, by April Shelford.

Full transcription of the annotations in one surviving copy of Bodin’s Universae Naturae Theatrum


Transmission of Culture

Anthony Grafton and Ann Blair, The Transmission of Culture in Early Modern Europe (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990; paperback 1998): collected essays from the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies.

Edited Special Issues
  • Co-editor (with Richard Yeo), "Note-Taking in Early Modern Europe," special issue of Intellectual History Review vol. 20 no 3 (2010)

  • Co-editor (with Jennifer Milligan), "Toward a Cultural History of Archives," special issue of Archival Science vol. 7. no 4 (2007). Pdf of manuscript preprint of the introduction in DASH.

  • “Les ouvrages encylopédiques modernes entre brièveté et prolixité,” Bruniana & Campanelliana 26: 2 (2020), pp. 475-88, in a special issue ed. Marie-Dominique Couzinet and Guido Giglioni (published in 2021).
  • “Information in early modern Europe,” “Scribes,” “Secretaries,” and “Sermons,” in Blair et al. eds, Information: A Historical Companion (Princeton; Princeton University Press, 2021), pp. 61-85, 759-63, 768-71, 772-76.
  • Co-author with Kaspar von Greyerz, “Introduction,” in Religion and Science in Europe 1650-1750: Physico-theology (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020), pp. 1-20
  • "Managing Information," Oxford Illustrated History of the Book, ed. James Raven (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), pp. 169-94.
  • “How book history can enhance the understanding of texts: examples from early modern Europe” (translated into Chinese by Leonard CHIEN and Bo-Chiang CHAI), National Central Library News Bulletin (Taiwan), June 2020, pp. 15-27.

  • “A new quire for fish: Gessner’s Halieuticon and De piscibus (1556),” in Conrad Gessner (1516-1565): Die Renaissance der Wissenschaften/The Renaissance of Learning, ed. Urs Leu and Peter Opitz (Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 2019), pp. 535-55.

  • “Les locutions latines dans Astérix,” in La Renaissance au Grand Large. Mélanges Frank Lestringant, ed. Véronique Ferrer, Olivier Millet, and Alexandre Tarrête (Geneva: Droz, 2019), pp. 817-27. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH

  • Foreword to new edition of Anthony Grafton, Forgers and Critics: creativity and duplicity in Western scholarship (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019), pp. ix-xviii.

  • “Erasmus and his Amanuenses,” Erasmus Studies 39:1 (2019), 22-49. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH

  • Interview on my intellectual trajectory in Thinking in the Past Tense: Eight Conversations, ed. Alexander Bevilacqua and Frederic Clark (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019), pp. 15-39. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH.

  • “Les bibliothèques ou l’encombrement comme bienfait,” in L’Archicube 25 (2018), special issue entitled “L’encombrement,” ed. Véronique Caron, Stéphane Gompertz and Étienne Guyon. Paris: Ecole Normale Supérieure, rue d’Ulm, Paris. pp. 157-63.

  • “Afterword,” in Archives and Information in the Early Modern World, ed. Kate Peters, Alexandra Walsham, and Liesbeth Corens. Proceedings of the British Academy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), pp. 311-316.

  • “The Capacious Bibliographical Practice of Conrad Gessner,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 111:4 (2017), pp. 1-24. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH.

  • "The dedication strategies of Conrad Gessner," in Professors, Physicians and Practices in the History of Medicine: Essays in Honor of Nancy Siraisi, ed. Gideon Manning and Cynthia Klestinec (Cham: Springer, 2017), pp. 169-209. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH

  • Preface (translated into Chinese by Lianbin Dai) in Lianbin Dai, From History of the Book to History of Reading (Beijing: New Star Press, 2017), pp. 5-8.

  • "Conrad Gessner et la publicité. Un humaniste au carrefour des voies de circulation du savoir," in L’Annonce faite au lecteur, ed. Annie Charon, Sabine Juratic, and Isabelle Pantin, Collection L’Atelier d’Erasme (Louvain: Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2017), pp. 21-55. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH.

  • "Printing and Humanism in the Work of Conrad Gessner," Renaissance Quarterly, 70:1 (2017), pp. 1-43. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH.

  • "Early Modern Attitudes toward the Delegation of Copying and Note-Taking," in Forgetting Machines: Knowledge Management Evolution in Early Modern Europe, ed. Alberto Cevolini (Leiden: Brill, 2016), pp. 265-85. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH.

  • "Editors' preface" (with Anja-Silvia Goeing) and "Anthony Grafton: A Short Biography to 2015" (with Nicholas Popper), in For the Sake of Learning: Essays in Honor of Anthony Grafton, ed. Blair and Goeing (Leiden: Brill, 2016), xv-xviii and xxxvii-l. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH.

  • "Conrad Gessner's Paratexts," Gesnerus 73/1 (2016), 73-123. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH

  • "Noël-Antoine Pluche as a Jansenist Natural Theologian," Intellectual History Review 26:1 (2016), Special issue: Studies in Intellectual Historiography - Festschrift for Constance Blackwell, pp. 91-99
  • "Scholarly Critique in Early Modern Europe," H-France Salon Volume 7 (2015), Issue 20, #2. Open source here:

  • Co-author with Devin Fitzgerald, "A Revolution in Information?" in the Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, ed. Hamish Scott (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), pp. 244-65. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH.

  • "Reflections on technological continuities: Manuscripts copied from printed books," Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 91:1 (2015), 7-33. Published version in DASH

  • "Neo-Latin in North America," in Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Neo-Latin World, ed. Philip Ford, Jan Bloemendal, and Charles Fantazzi (Leiden: Brill, 2014), pp. 833-48. This volume was named Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2014. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH

  • "Authorial Strategies in Jean Bodin," in The Reception of Bodin, ed. Howell A. Lloyd (Leiden: Brill, 2013), pp. 137-56. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH
  • "Revisiting Renaissance Encyclopaedism," in Encyclopaedism from Antiquity to the Renaissance, ed. Jason König and Greg Woolf (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp. 377-97. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH
  • “Principes et pratiques de la pédagogie humaniste et réformée,” in Enseignement secondaire formation humaniste et société, XVIe-XXIe siècle (a volume commemorating the 450th anniversary of the founding of Calvin’s Academy in Geneva), ed. Charles Magnin, Christian Alain Muller with Blaise Extermann (Geneva: Slatkine, 2012), pp. 39-67. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH
  • “Afterword: Rethinking Western Printing with Chinese Comparisons,” in Knowledge and Text Production in an Age of Print--China, Tenth-Fourteenth Centuries, ed. Lucille Chia and Hilde de Weerdt, Sinica Leidensia 100 (Leiden: Brill, 2011), pp. 349-60. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH
  • “Tables et index dans le livre de savoir en Europe moderne,” in Lieux de Savoir, vol. 2: Les Mains de I'intellect, ed. Christian Jacob (Paris: Albin Michel, 2011), 552-69
  • “Introduction,” Archival Science 10:3 (2010), 195-200, for the special issue Archival Knowledge Cultures in Europe 1400-1900, ed. Randolph Head. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH
  • “The Rise of Note-Taking in Early Modern Europe,” Intellectual History Review 20:3 (2010), 303-16. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH
  • Co-authored with Peter Stallybrass, "Mediating Information 1450-1800," This Is Enlightenment, ed. Clifford Siskin and William B. Warner (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010), 139-63.  Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH
  • "Disciplinary Distinctions before the 'Two Cultures,'" The European Legacy 13:5 (2008), pp. 577-88. in a special issue on "The Languages of the Sciences and the Languages of the Humanities," ed. Oren Harman. Published version in DASH
  • "Textbooks and Methods of Note-Taking in Early Modern Europe," in Scholarly Knowledge: Textbooks in Early Modern Europe, ed. Emidio Campi, Simone de Angelis, Anja-Silvia Goeing and Anthony Grafton (Geneva: Droz, 2008), pp. 39-73. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH
  • "Corrections manuscrites et listes d'errata à la Renaissance," in Esculape et Dionysos. Mélanges en l'honneur de Jean Céard, ed. Jean Dupèbe, Franco Giacone, Emmanuel Naya and Anne-Pascale Pouey-Mounou (Geneva: Droz, 2008), pp. 269-86.
  • Co-authored with Jennifer Milligan, "Introduction," Archival Science 7:4 (2007), pp. 289-96. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH
  • "Organizations of Knowledge," in Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy, ed. James Hankins (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), pp. 287-303. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH
  • "Science and Religion," in Cambridge History of Christianity, vol. 6: Reform and Expansion, 1500-1660, ed. Ronnie Po-Chia Hsia (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), pp. 427-45. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH
  • "The Virtues of Being Born in 1706," in Benjamin Franklin: A How-to Guide, ed. Joyce Chaplin, Harvard Library Bulletin 17, #1-2 (2006), pp. 1-13. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH
  • "Le florilège latin comme point de comparaison," in Qu'était-ce qu'écrire une encyclopédie en Chine? What did it mean to write an encyclopedia in China?, ed. Florence Bretelle-Establet and Karine Chemla, Extrême-Orient, Extrême-Occident, hors série (2007), pp. 185-204.
  • "Errata lists and the reader as corrector," in Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies after Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, ed. Sabrina Alcorn Baron, Eric N. Lindquist and Eleanor F. Shevlin (Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, in association with The Center for the Book, Library of Congress, Washington D.C., 2007), pp. 21-41.
  • "A Europeanist's perspective," in Organizing Knowledge: Encyclopaedic Activities in the Pre-Eighteenth-Century Islamic World, ed. Gerhard Endress (Leiden: Brill, 2006), pp. 201-15. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH
  • "Natural Philosophy" in The Cambridge History of Science, vol. 3: Early Modern Science, ed. Katharine Park and Lorraine Daston (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), pp. 365-405. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH
  • "The Collective Commentary as Reference Genre," in Der Kommentar in der Frühen Neuzeit, ed. Ralph Häfner and Markus Völkel (Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 2006), pp. 115-31.
  • Co-authored with Isabelle Pantin, "Le sens de l'Ecriture et le déchiffrement du monde: la Renaissance," in Histoire de la France littéraire, tome 1: Naissances, Renaissances, ed. Frank Lestringant and Michel Zink (Paris: Quadrige/PUF, 2006), pp. 262-78.
  • "Historia in Theodor Zwinger's Theatrum humanae vitae," in Historia: Empiricism and Erudition in Early Modern Europe, ed. Gianna Pomata and Nancy Siraisi (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2005), pp. 269-96.
  • "Introduction" to Res Gestae, libri manent. An exhibition and symposium celebrating the career of Roger E. Stoddard, Harvard Library Bulletin 15 (2004), pp. 73-76. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH
  • "Scientific reading: an early modernist's perspective," Isis 95 (2004), pp. 64-74. Published version in DASH
  • "Note-Taking as an Art of Transmission," Critical Inquiry 31 (2004), pp. 85-107. Published version in DASH
  • "La philosophie naturelle dans l'oeuvre de Jean Bodin," in L'oeuvre de Jean Bodin, Actes du colloque tenu à Lyon à l'occasion du quatrième centenaire de sa mort (11-13 janvier 1996), ed. Gabriel-André Pérouse, Nicole Dockès-Lallemant and Jean-Michel Servet (Paris: Honoré Champion, 2004), pp. 355-65.
  • "Reading Strategies for Coping with Information Overload, ca. 1550-1700," Journal of the History of Ideas 64 (2003), pp. 11-28. Published version in DASH
  • "Historiens de la philosophie et des sciences," in L'Etude de la Renaissance nunc et cras, Actes du colloque de la Fédération Internationale des Sociétés et Instituts d'Etude de la Renaissance, 2001 (Geneva: Droz, 2003), pp. 107-14.
  • "Curieux, curieusement, curiosité," in a special issue of Littératures classiques entitled Le Dictionnaire universel de Furetière 47 (2003), pp. 101-7. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH.
  • "Learning in the Life of a French nobleman: Nicolas de Livre, friend of Jean Bodin," in Historians and Ideologues: Essays in Honor of Donald R. Kelley, ed. Anthony Grafton and John H. M. Salmon
    (Rochester NY: University of Rochester Press, 2001), pp. 3-39.
  • "The Practices of Erudition according to Morhof," Mapping the World of Learning: the Polyhistor of Daniel Georg Morhof, ed. Françoise Waquet (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2000), pp. 59-74.
  • "Annotating and indexing natural philosophy," in Books and the Sciences in History, ed. Marina Frasca-Spada and Nick Jardine (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp. 69-89. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH
  • "Mosaic Physics and the Search for a Pious Natural Philosophy in the Late Renaissance," Isis 91 (2000), pp. 32-58. Published version in DASH.
  • "The problemata as a natural philosophical genre," in Natural Particulars: Nature and the Disciplines in Early Modern Europe, ed. Anthony Grafton and Nancy Siraisi (Cambridge, Mass. and London: the MIT Press, 1999), pp. 171-204.
  • "Authorship in the popular 'Problemata Aristotelis,'" Early Science and Medicine 4, 1 (1999), pp. 1-39. Published version in DASH
    "Natural Philosophy and the 'New Science,'" in The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, vol. 3: The Renaissance, ed. Glyn Norton (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999), pp. 449-57. Published version in DASH
  • "The Foundations of Bodin's Natural Philosophy," in Bodinus Polymeres. Neue Studien zu Jean Bodins Spätwerk, ed. Ralph Häfner (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1999), pp. 57-78.
  • "Bodin, Montaigne and the Role of Disciplinary Boundaries," in History and the Disciplines: the Reclassification in Early Modern Europe, ed. Donald R. Kelley (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 1997), pp. 29-40.
  • "Bibliothèques portables: les recueils de lieux communs dans la Renaissance tardive," in Le pouvoir des bibliothèques: La mémoire des livres en Occident, ed. Marc Baratin and Christian Jacob (Paris: Albin Michel, 1996), pp. 84-106.
  • "La persistance du latin comme langue de science à la fin de la Renaissance," in Sciences et langues en Europe, ed. Roger Chartier and Pietro Corsi (Paris: Centre Alexandre Koyré, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 1996), pp. 21-42.
  • "Tradition and Innovation in Early Modern Natural Philosophy: Jean Bodin and Jean-Cecile Frey," Perspectives on Science, Historical, Philosophical, Social 2 (1994), 428-54.
  • "The Languages of Natural Philosophy in the Late Sixteenth Century: Bodin's Universae naturae theatrum and its French translation," Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Hafniensis, ed. Rhoda Schnur et al. (Binghamton, NY: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1994), pp. 311-21.
  • "The Teaching of Natural Philosophy in Early Seventeenth-Century Paris: the Case of Jean-Cecile Frey," History of Universities 12 (1993), 95-158.
  • "Humanist Methods in Natural Philosophy: the Commonplace Book," Journal of the History of Ideas 53 (1992), 541-551Published version in DASH. And co-author (with Anthony Grafton), "Reassessing Humanism and Science," ibid., 535-40. Published version in DASH
  • "Un poème inconnu de Jean Bodin," Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance 54 (1992), 175-81.
  • "Tycho Brahe's Critique of Copernicus and the Copernican System," Journal of the History of Ideas 51 (1990), 355-77. Published version in DASH
  • "Ovidius Methodizatus: the Metamorphoses of Ovid in a Sixteenth-Century Paris Collège," History of Universities 9 (1990), 73-118.
  • "La nature théâtre de Dieu, selon Jean Bodin," Nouvelle revue du seizième siècle 7 (1989), 73-91.
  • "Lectures on Ovid's Metamorphoses: The Class Notes of a 16th-Century Paris Schoolboy," Princeton University Library Chronicle 50 (1989), 117-44.

Encyclopedia entries

  • "René Descartes," "Conrad Gessner," " Latin translations from the vernacular in early modern science," Manuals on note-taking (ars excerpendi)" in Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Neo-Latin World, ed. Philip Ford, Jan Bloemendal, and Charles Fantazzi (Leiden: Brill, 2014), pp. 957-79, 980-82, 1021-23, 1043-44.
  • “Andrea Argoli” and “Tycho Brahe” in Early Medicine, from the Body to the Stars, ed. Gérald d’Andiran (Basel: Fondation Bodmer and Schwabe Verlag, 2010), pp. 541-42.

  • “Frey, Jean-Cécile,” The Dictionary of Seventeenth-Century French Philosophers, ed. Luc Foisneau (London: Thoemmes Continuum, 2008).

  • "Dictionaries and encyclopedias," in Europe 1450-1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World (New York: Charles Scribners' Sons, 2004).
  • Articles on Jean Bodin and Pierre de La Ramée for the Dictionnaire Le Robert de littérature française, ed. Jean Céard (forthcoming)
  • "Encyclopedias" and "Translations" in Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution from Copernicus to Newton, ed. Wilbur Applebaum (New York and London: Garland Publishing, 2000), pp. 209-10, 649-51.
  • "Bodin" in Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, ed. Paul Grendler (New York: Charles Schribner's Sons, 1999), pp. 240-42.
Book Reviews
  • David McKitterick, The Invention of Rare Books. Private Interest and Public Memory, 1600-1840. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. English Historical Review (2019)

  • Joseph P. McDermott and Peter Burke, eds., The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe 1450-1850. Connections and Comparisons. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2015. East Asian Publishing and Society 7 (2017), 75-78. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH.

  • Rens Bod, A New History of the Humanities: The Search for Principles and Patterns from Antiquity to the Present (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013) and James Turner, Philology The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014), American Historical Review 120: 2 (2015), 555-558. Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH.

  • Olga Weijers, In Search of the Truth. A History of Disputation Techniques from Antiquity to Early Modern Times (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), History of Universities 31 (2015), 159-62.

  • Andrew Pettegree, The Book in the Renaissance, featured review, American Historical Review 118:3 (June 2013), 806-808.
  • Ian Maclean, Learning and the Market Place. Essays in the History of the Early Modern Book. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2009. History of Universities 2:27 (2013), 231-33 Pdf of manuscript preprint in DASH
  • Grégoire Holtz, L'ombre de l'auteur: Pierre Bergeron et l'écriture du voyage à la fin de la Renaissance. Geneva: Droz, 2011. French Historical Studies 67:1 (2013), 92.
  • Andrea Carlino and Michel Jeanneret, eds. Vulgariser la médecine. Du style médical en France et en Italie. Geneva: Droz, 2009. Bulletin of the History of Medicine 85:3 (2011), 504-5.
  • James K. Farge, Studies and Teachers at the University of Paris: the Generation of 1500. A Critical Edition of Bibliothèque de l'Université de Paris (Sorbonne), Archives, Registres 89 and 90 (Leiden: Brill, 2006), H-France vol. 8 (February 2008), No. 25; at
  • Alex Wright, Glut. Mastering Information through the Ages (Washington D.C.: Joseph Henry Press, 2007), Nature vol. 448 (26 July 2007), pp. 412-13.
  • Alberto Cevolini, De arte excerpendi: imparare a dimenticare nellà modernità (Florence: Olschki
    editore, 2006), forthcoming in Renaissance and Reformation.
  • Brian W. Ogilvie, The Science of Describing. Natural History in Renaissance Europe (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006), forthcoming in Journal of Modern History.
  • Richard Yeo, Encyclopaedic Visions: Scientific Dictionaries and Enlightenment Culture (2001), in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms 9 (2004), pp. 112-13.
  • Lucien Febvre et Henri-Jean Martin, L'apparition du livre (reissue of 1999), Bulletin du bibliophile (2003).
  • Peter Burke, A Social History of Knowledge. From Gutenberg to Diderot (2000), History of Universities 17 (2001-2), pp. 206-9.
  • Marie-Dominique Couzinet, Bibliographie des Ecrivains Français. Jean Bodin (2001), Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance 64 (2002), pp. 192-93.
  • Neil Kenny, Curiosity in Early Modern Europe. Word Histories (1998), History of Universities 16 (2000), pp. 219-21.
  • T. C. Price Zimmerman, Paolo Giovio: The Historian and the Crisis of Sixteenth-Century Italy (1995) in Annales: Histoire, Sciences Sociales (2000), pp. 465-66. [reviews in this journal are grouped by field over a 10-year period]
  • Beginnings and Discoveries. Polydore Vergil's De inventoribus rerum (1997), Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance (1999), pp. 226-27.
  • Isabelle Pantin, La poésie du ciel en France dans la seconde moitié du seizième siècle (1995), Isis (1997), pp. 707-8.
  • Yves Charles Zarka, ed., Jean Bodin. Nature, Histoire, Droit et Politique (1996), Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance (1998), pp. 268-69.
  • William Eamon, Science and the Secrets of Nature: Books of Secrets in Medieval and Early Modern Culture (1994), Renaissance Quarterly (1996), pp. 178-79.
  • Annibale Fantoli, Galileo for Copernicanism and for the Church (1994), The Observatory Magazine
  • Victor Thoren, The Lord of Uraniborg. A Biography of Tycho Brahe (1990), Journal of the History of Astronomy
  • Jean Dietz Moss, Novelties in the Heavens: Rhetoric and Science in the Copernican Controversy (1993), Neo-Latin News
  • Peter Dear, Mersenne and the Learning of the Schools (1988), Revue d'histoire littéraire de France.

Additional publications can be found on Ann Blair's page on Digital Access Scholarship at Harvard.

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