Culture of Classicism by Caroline Winterer
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Culture of Classicism
By Caroline Winterer

The Culture of Classicism

Ancient Greece and Rome in American Intellectual Life, 1780-1910

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Culture of Classicism by Caroline Winterer

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  • Winner of AERA Division F New Scholar's Book Award in the History of Education 2002.

Book Description

Debates continue to rage over whether American university students should be required to master a common core of knowledge. In The Culture of Classicism: Ancient Greece and Rome in American Intellectual Life, 1780-1910, Caroline Winterer traces the emergence of the classical model that became standard in the American curriculum in the nineteenth century and now lies at the core of contemporary controversies. By closely examining university curricula and the writings of classical scholars, Winterer demonstrates how classics was transformed from a narrow, language-based subject to a broader study of civilization, persuasively arguing that we cannot understand both the rise of the American university and modern notions of selfhood and knowledge without an appreciation for the role of classicism in their creation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801878893
ISBN-10: 0801878896
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 258
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Caroline Winterer

Caroline Winterer is an assistant professor at Stanford University. She is also the author of the book, The Mirror of Antiquity: American Women and the Classical Tradition,1750-1900 (Cornell University Press, 2007).

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