Afterword: “Her Book” and Early Modern Modes of Collaboration

  • Margaret J. M. EzellEmail author
Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)


This chapter considers the issues raised about the nature of collaboration as posed in the preceding chapters, including seventeenth-century definitions and descriptions of the practices. It looks at the ways in which authors, owners, readers, and collaborators described their relationship to the text, using as examples Esther Inglis, manuscript recipe volumes with multiple owners, and Elizabeth Cellier’s legal defense of her writings.



I am grateful for conversations with my colleagues Laura Estill and Nandra Perry at the early stage of my thinking about this topic.


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  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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