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Circles as a Commonplace Book

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In early modern Europe, commonplace books (or commonplaces) were used to compile knowledge. They were essentially scrapbooks filled with everything educated writers didn’t want to forget: medical recipes, quotes, letters, poems, tables of weights and measures, proverbs, prayers, legal formulas etc. And these books often housed collections of materials along a common theme. By the […]