Athenae Cantabrigienses (Paperback)

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The biographies of notable Cambridge figures from the period 1586-1609 appear in this volume, first published in 1858.

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Publisher Cambridge University Press
Mfg Part# 9781108000376
SKU 211652251
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1108000371
Release Date 8/5/2009
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Editors Note The Athenae Cantabrigienses was the most ambitious of several large writing projects undertaken by Charles Henry Cooper, a keen historian, successful lawyer and town clerk of Cambridge in the mid-nineteenth century. He enlisted the help of his elder son, Thompson Cooper, for this book, a collection of carefully researched biographies of distinguished figures with Cambridge connections, inspired by Anthony Wood's Athenae Oxonienses (1692). Two volumes were published during Cooper Senior's lifetime, but only 60 pages of the third volume (ending in 1611) appeared in print, and he died leaving an enormous quantity of notes. Even in its incomplete state, the work contains about seven thousand biographies; their subjects include clergymen, military commanders, judges, artists, scholars and benefactors of the University. Volume 2, originally published in 1861, covers the period 1586-1609.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0584
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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