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A new history of the humanities : the search for principles and patterns from antiquity to the present

Author: Rens Bod
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First published in paperbackView all editions and formats
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Offers the first overarching history of the humanities from Antiquity to the present.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rens Bod
ISBN: 9780198758396 0198758391 9780199665211 0199665214
OCLC Number: 952070186
Accession No: (DE-604)BV043340154
Description: xvi, 384 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Preface ; 1. Introduction: The Quest for Principles and Patterns ; 2. Antiquity: The Dawn of the 'Humanities' ; 3. Middle Ages: The Universal and the Particular ; 4. Early Modern Era: The Unity of the Humanities ; 5. Modern Era: The Humanities Renewed ; 6. Conclusions: Insights from the Humanities that Changed the World ; Appendix A. A Note about Method ; Appendix B. Most Important Chinese Dynasties
Other Titles: De vergeten wetenschappen
Responsibility: Rens Bod ; translated from the Dutch by Lynn Richards.

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