Future of the Past by Alexander Stille
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Future of the Past
By Alexander Stille

The Future of the Past

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Future of the Past by Alexander Stille

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A fascinating tour of the past as it exists today, and of the dangers that threaten it, through incisive portraits of our attempts to maintain it: the high-tech struggles to save the Great Sphinx and the Ganges; the efforts to preserve Latin within the Vatican; the digital glut inside the National Archives, which may have caused more information to be lost than ever before; and an oral culture threatened by a "new" technology: writing itself. Stille explores not simply the past, but our ideas about the past and how they will have to change if our past is to have a future."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312420949
ISBN-10: 0312420943
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alexander Stille

Alexander Stille is the author of "Excellent Cadavers: The Mafia and the Death of the First Italian Republic and Benevolence "and "Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families Under Fascism." He is a frequent contributor to" The New Yorker "and lives in New York City.

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