A new history of the humanities : the search for principles and patterns from antiquity to the present / Rens Bod
- Bod, Rens, 1965-
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
- Oxford scholarship online: ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: The Quest for Principles and Patterns -- 2.Antiquity: The Dawn of the `Humanities' -- 2.1.Linguistics: The Birth of Grammar -- 2.2.Historiography: The Source Problem and the Form of the Past -- 2.3.Philology: The Problem of Text Reconstruction -- 2.4.Musicology: The Laws of Harmony and Melody -- 2.5.Art Theory: The Visual Reproduction of the World -- 2.6.Logic: The Rules of Reasoning -- 2.7.Rhetoric: Oratory as a Discipline -- 2.8.Poetics: The Study of Literature and Theatre -- Conclusion: Common Patterns in the Humanities of the Ancient World -- 3.The Middle Ages: The Universal and the Particular -- 3.1.Linguistics: From Rules to Examples -- 3.2.Historiography: Universal History and Formal Transmission Theory -- 3.3.Philology: Copyists, Encyclopaedists, and Translators -- 3.4.Musicology: The Formalization of Musical Practice -- 3.5.Art Theory: Following and Breaking Rules -- 3.6.Logic: The Laws of True Syllogistics -- 3.7.Rhetoric and Poetics: A Motley Collection of Rules -- Conclusion: Innovations in the Medieval Humanities -- 4.Early Modern Era: The Unity of the Humanities -- 4.1.Philology: Queen of Early Modern Learning -- 4.2.Historiography: Philology Spreads and the Secularization of the World View -- 4.3.Linguistics and Logic: Under the Yoke of Humanism -- 4.4.Musicology: The Missing Link between Humanism and Natural Science -- 4.5.Art Theory: A Turning Point in the Representation of the Visible World -- 4.6.Rhetoric: The Science of Everything (or Nothing)? -- 4.7.Poetics: Classicism in extremis -- Conclusion: Was there Progress in the Early Modern Humanities? -- 5.Modern Era: The Humanities Renewed -- 5.1.Historiography: The Historicization of the World -- 5.2.Philology: A Completed Discipline? -- 5.3.Linguistics and Logic: The Laws of Language and Meaning -- 5.4.Musicology: The Systematic Versus the Historical -- 5.5.Art History and Archaeology: Towards a Visual Philology -- 5.6.Literary and Theatre Studies: The Curious Disappearance of Rhetoric and Poetics -- 5.7.The Study of All Media and Culture: From Film Studies to New Media -- Conclusion: Is there a Break in the Modern Humanities? -- 6.Conclusions: Insights from the Humanities that Changed the World.
- This publication focuses on the history of the humanities from Antiquity to the present. Its central theme is the way in which scholars throughout the ages and in virtually all civilisations have sought to identify patterns in texts, art, music languages, literature, and the past.
- 9780191757471 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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