Bring Out Your Dead
The Past as Revelation
By (author) Anthony Grafton
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Bring Out Your Dead by Anthony Grafton
Book DescriptionThe work of the Renaissance humanists comes to life in Anthony Grafton s exploration of the primary sources and modern scholarship, classical and modern elements in the world of European letters from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. Tracing the ties that bound the world of humanistic learning in early modern Europe to other social and cultural spheres, Grafton defines the current state of the art of scholarship on early modern European cultural and intellectual history while simultaneously demonstrating how entertaining, enlightening, and relevant that history can be. Covering a dazzling variety of topics and authors as different as Alberti and Descartes, Grafton maps the grand and meticulous efforts of the past to connect the realm of nature with that of books, the realm of everyday experience with that of passionate reading in massive tomes, and the realm of codes of etiquette and institutions with that of extravagant and joyous erudition efforts that this book itself brilliantly carries on."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674015975
(235mm x 155mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 19-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Anthony Grafton
Birth of the Past, Paperback (February 2017)
Featuring a foreword by the eminent historian Anthony Grafton, this fascinating book draws upon a diverse range of sources-ancient histories, medieval theology, Renaissance art, literature, legal thought, and early modern mathematics and social science-to uncover the meaning of the past and its relationship to the present.
Canonical Texts and Scholarly Practices, Hardback (September 2016)
A comparative intercultural study of the techniques applied by scholars throughout the world to deal with problematic texts and artifacts.
Laughter at the Foot of the Cross, Paperback (April 2015)» View all books by Anthony Grafton
Offers a collection of fifty-three essays. This book reveals, the question of whether laughter is acceptable to the god of the Old and New Testaments is a dangerous one. It shows that Renaissance thinkers revived ancient ideas about what inspires laughter and whether it could ever truly be innocent.
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Author Biography - Anthony Grafton
Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University.
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