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Description - Canonical Texts and Scholarly Practices by Anthony Grafton

In this collection of richly documented case studies, experts in many textual traditions examine the ways in which important texts were preserved, explicated, corrected, and used for a variety of purposes. The authors describe the multiple ways in which scholars in different cultures have addressed some of the same tasks, revealing both radical differences and striking similarities in textual practices across space, time and linguistic borders. This volume shows how much is learned when historians of scholarship, like contemporary historians of science, focus on earlier scholars' practices, and when Western scholarly traditions are treated as part of a much larger, cross-cultural inquiry.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781107105980
ISBN-10: 1107105986
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 182mm x 22mm)
Pages: 398
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anthony Grafton

Anthony Grafton teaches European history at Princeton University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the history of classical scholarship, the history of science and the history of learning, from late antiquity to the twentieth century. Glenn W. Most is Professor of Greek Philology at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Visiting Professor on the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. He has published numerous books and articles on classics; the history and methodology of classical studies; the classical tradition and comparative literature; modern philosophy and literature; literary theory; the history of science; and the history of art.

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