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Modernity's classics

Author: S C Humphreys; Rudolf G Wagner
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Transcultural research-- Heidelberg studies on Asia and Europe in a global context.
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This book presents critical studies of modern reconfigurations of conceptions of the past, of the 'classical', and of national heritage. Its scope is global (China, India, Egypt, Iran, Judaism, the Greco-Roman world) and inter-disciplinary (textual philology, history of art and architecture, philosophy, gardening). Its emphasis is on the complexity of the modernization process and of reactions to it: ideas and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S C Humphreys; Rudolf G Wagner
ISBN: 9783642330711 3642330711
OCLC Number: 828492905
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource : ill.
Contents: Anchoring Modernity --
The Making of New Delhi / Monica Juneja --
Classics in the Garden: Suppers in an Earthly Paradise / Ronald Inden --
A Classic Paving the Way to Modernity: The Ritual of Zhou in the Chinese Reform Debate Since the Taiping Civil War / Rudolf G. Wagner --
Modernity's Islamicist: Sayyid Qutb's Theocentric Reconstruction of Sovereignty / Mustapha Kamal Pasha --
Repositioning Texts --
Classical Scholarship and Arab Modernity / Peter E. Pormann --
The Septuagint as a Jewish Classic / Nicholas de Lange --
Phenomenon and Reference: Revisiting Parmenides, Empedocles, and the Problem of Rationalization / André Laks --
Towards an Anthropology of Reading / Sarah C. Humphreys --
Reconstructing Pastness --
The Ruins of the Others: History and Modernity in Iran / Setrag Manoukian --
Making New Classics: The Archaeology of Luo Zhenyu and Victor Segalen / Denis Thouard, Tao Wang --
Homer, Skepticism, and the History of Philology / James I. Porter --
Naked Presence and Disciplinary Wording / Michael Fotiadis --
Middling Ages and Living Relics as Objects to Think with: Two Figures of the Historical Imagination / Gadi Algazi.
Series Title: Transcultural research-- Heidelberg studies on Asia and Europe in a global context.
Responsibility: Sarah C. Humphreys, Rudolf G. Wagner, editors.
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