Description - The Languages of Paradise by Maurice Olender
Michel Foucault observed that 'the birth of philology attracted far less notice in the Western mind than did the birth of biology or political economy.' In this penetrating exploration of the origin of the discipline, Maurice Olender shows that philology left an indelible mark on Western visions of history and contributed directly to some of the most horrifying ideologies of the twentieth century.
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(210mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Harvard University Press
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Author Biography - Maurice Olender
Maurice Olender is Maitre de Conferences at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Arthur Goldhammer received the French-American Translation Prize for his translation of A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution (Harvard).