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The making of the humanities

The making of the humanities

Author: Rens Bod; Jaap Maat; Thijs Weststeijn
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2010-©2014.
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Specialists from various disciplines offer their view on the history of linguistics, literary studies, musicology, historiography, and philosophy.
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rens Bod; Jaap Maat; Thijs Weststeijn
ISBN: 9789089642691 9089642692 9789089644558 9089644555 9789089645166 9089645160
OCLC Number: 766193482
Notes: Vol. 1 contains papers presented at a conference held Oct. 23-25, 2008, Amsterdam; vol. 2: papers presented at a conference held 2010 at the University of Amsterdam; vol. 3: papers presented at a conference held 2012, Rome.
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Description: 3 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1. Early modern Europe --
v. 2. From early modern to modern disciplines --
v. 3. The modern humanities. v. 1. Early modern Europe. The Humanities versus the Sciences ; How Comparative Should a Comparative History of the Humanities Be? The Case of the Dutch Spinoza Circle / Michael Leezenburg --
Bridging the gap. A different view of renaissance humaniism and science / Cynthia M. Pyle --
Music as science and as art . The sixteenth/seventeenth-century destruction of cosmic harmony / H. Floris Cohen : Visual arts as liberal arts ; Representing the world / Ingrid Rowland --
Ficino, Diacetto and Michelangelo's presentation drawings ; Marieke Van Den Doel --
'Signs that signify by themselves'. Writing with images in the seventeenth century / Thijs Weststeijn : Humanism and Heresy ; Giordano Bruno and metaphor / Hilary Gatti --
'In erudition there is no heresy'. The humanities in baroque Rome / Bernward Schmidt : Language and poetics ; Humanism in the classroom, a reassessment / Juliette A. Groenland --
Origins and principles. The history of Poetry in early modern literary criticism / Cesc Esteve --
Transitional texts and emerging linguistic self-awareness. Literary study in the late eighteenth century / P.M. Mehtonen : Linquists and logitions ; The changing relations between grammar, rhetoric and music in the early modern period / David Cram --
The artes sermocinales in times of adversity. How grammar, logic and rhetoric survived the seventeenth century / Jaap Maat : Philology and philosophy ; Manuscript hunting and the challenge of textual variance in late seventeenth-century Icelandic studies / Màr Jònsson --
Spinoza in the history of Biblical scholarship / Piet Steenbakkers --The 'Rules of critique'. Richard and Simon and Antoine Arnold / Martine Pècharman : The history of history ; Framing a new mode of historical experience. The renaissance historiography of Machiavelli and Guicciardini / Jacques Bos --
Philosophy's shadow. Jacob Bruckner and the history of thought / Wouter J. Hanegraaff. v. 3. The modern humanities. Introduction: The Making of the Modern Humanities / Rens Bod, Jaap Maat, and Thijs Weststeijn --
The Humanities and the Sciences. Objectivity and Impartiality: Epistemic Virtues in the Humanities / Lorraine Daston ; The Natural Sciences and the Humanities in the Seventeenth Century: Not Separate Yet Unequal?/ H. Floris Cohen ; The Interaction between Sciences and Humanities in Nineteenth-Century Scientific Materialism: A Case Study on Jacob Moleschott's Popularizing Work and Political Activity / Laura Meneghello ; The Best Story of the World: Theology, Geology, and Philip Henry Gosse's Omphalos / Virginia Richter --
The Science of Language. The Wolf in Itself: The Uses of Enchantment in the Development of Modern Linguistics / John E. Joseph ; Soviet Orientalism and Subaltern Linguistics: The Rise and Fall of Marr's Japhetic Theory / Michiel Leezenberg ; Root and Recursive Patterns in the Czuczor-Fogarasi Dictionary of the Hungarian Language / László Marácz --
Writing History. A Domestic Culture: The Mise-en-scène of Modern Historiography / Jo Tollebeek ; History Made More Scholarly and Also More Popular: A Nineteenth-Century Paradox / Marita Mathijsen ; The Professionalization of the Historical Discipline: Austrian Scholarly Periodicals, 1840-1900 / Christine Ottner ; Manuals on Historical Method: A Genre of Polemical Reflection on the Aims of Science / Herman Paul ; The Peculiar Maturation of the History of Science / Bart Karstens --
Classical Studies and Philology. Quellenforschung / Glenn W. Most ; History of Religions in the Making: Franz Cumont (1868-1947) and the 'Oriental Religions' / Eline Scheerlinck ; 'Big Science' in Classics in the Nineteenth Century and the Academicization of Antiquity / Annette M. Baertschi ; New Philology and Ancient Editors: Some Dynamics of Textual Criticism / Jacqueline Klooster ; What Books Are Made of: Scholarship and Intertextuality in the History of the Humanities / Floris Solleveld ; Literary and Theater Studies. Furio Jesi and the Culture of the Right / Ingrid D. Rowland ; Scientification and Popularization in the Historiography of World Literature, 1850-1950: A Dutch Case Study / Ton van Kalmthout ; Theater Studies from the Early Twentieth Century to Contemporary Debates: The Scientific Status of Interdisciplinary-Oriented Research / Chiara Maria Buglioni --
Art History and Archeology. Embracing World Art: Art History's Universal History and the Making of Image Studies / Birgit Mersmann ; Generic Classification and Habitual Subject Matter / Adi Efal ; The Recognition of Cave Art in the Iberian Peninsula and the Making of Prehistoric Archeology, 1878-1929 / José María Lanzarote-Guiral --
Musicology and Aesthetics. Between Sciences and Humanities: Aesthetics and the Eighteenth-Century 'Science of Man' / Maria Semi ; Melting Musics, Fusing Sounds: Stumpf, Hornbostel, and Comparative Musicology in Berlin / Riccardo Martinelli ; The History of Musical Iconography and the Influence of Art History: Pictures as Sources and Interpreters of Musical History / Alexis Ruccius --
East and West. The Making of Oriental Studies: Its Transnational and Transatlantic Past / Steffi Marung and Katja Naumann ; The Emergence of East Asian Art History in the 1920s: Karl With(1891-1980) and the Problem of Gandhara / Julia Orell ; Cross-Cultural Epistemology: How European Sinology Became the Bridge to China's Modern Humanities / Perry Johansson --
Information Science and Digital Humanities. Historical Roots of Information Sciences and the Making of E-Humanities / Charles van den Heuvel ; Toward a Humanities of the Digital? Reading Search Engines as a Concordance / Johanna Sprondel ; A Database, Nationalist Scholarship, and Materialist Epistemology in Netherlandish Philology: The Bibliotheca Neerlandica Manuscripta from Paper to OPAC, 1895-1995 / Jan Rock ; Clio's Talkative Daughter Goes Digital: The Interplay between Technology and Oral Accounts as Historical Data / Stef Scagliola and Franciska de Jong ; Humanities' New Methods: A Reconnaissance Mission / Jan-Willem Romeijn --
Philosophy and the Humanities. Making the Humanities Scientific: Brentano's Project of Philosophy as Science / Carlo Ierna ; The Weimar Origins of Political Theory: A Humanities Interdiscipline / David L. Marshall --
The Humanities and the Social Sciences. Explaining Verstehen: Max Weber's Views on Explanation in the Humanities / Jeroen Bouterse ; Discovering Sexuality: The Status of Literature as Evidence / Robert Deam Tobin ; The Role of Technomorphic and Sociomorphic Imagery in the Long Struggle for a Humanistic Sociology / Marinus Ossewaarde ; Sociology and the Proliferation of Knowledge: La Condition Humaine / Bram Kempers ; Inhumanity in the Humanities: On a Rare Consensus in the Human Sciences / Abram de Swaan --
The Humanities in Society. The Making and Persisting of Modern German Humanities: Balancing Acts between Autonomy and Social Relevance / Vincent Gengnagel and Julian Hamann ; Critique and Theory in the History of the Modern Humanities / Paul Jay --
Epilogue. Toward a History of Western Knowledges: Sketching Together the Histories of the Humanities and the Natural Sciences / John V. Pickstone.
Other Titles: Early modern Europe
Responsibility: edited by Rens Bod, Jaap Maat and Thijs Weststeijn.
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