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Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date May 4, 2014
Pages 550
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691145648
ISBN-10 0691145644
Dimensions 1.75 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
Original list price $35.00
Other format details university press
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Many today do not recognize the word, but "philology" was for centuries nearly synonymous with humanistic intellectual life, encompassing not only the study of Greek and Roman literature and the Bible but also all other studies of language and literature, as well as history, culture, art, and more. In short, philology was the queen of the human sciences. How did it become little more than an archaic word?

In Philology, the first history of Western humanistic learning as a connected whole ever published in English, James Turner tells the fascinating, forgotten story of how the study of languages and texts led to the modern humanities and the modern university. The humanities today face a crisis of relevance, if not of meaning and purpose. Understanding their common origins―and what they still share―has never been more urgent.



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from Princeton Univ Pr (May 4, 2014)
9780691145648 | details & prices | 550 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.75 in. | 2.04 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Many today do not recognize the word, but "philology" was for centuries nearly synonymous with humanistic intellectual life, encompassing not only the study of Greek and Roman literature and the Bible but also all other studies of language and literature, as well as history, culture, art, and more.
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from Princeton Univ Pr (September 15, 2015)
9780691168586 | details & prices | 550 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Many today do not recognize the word, but "philology" was for centuries nearly synonymous with humanistic intellectual life, encompassing not only the study of Greek and Roman literature and the Bible but also all other studies of language and literature, as well as history, culture, art, and more.
With Miami Dade College | 3 revised edition from Pearson Custom Pub (December 1, 1999); titled "Basic College Mathematics"
9780536603265 | details & prices | 8.50 × 10.50 × 0.50 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $29.80
This edition also contains Basic College Mathematics

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