The Footnote: A Curious History

The Footnote: A Curious History

by Anthony Grafton
     
 

In this engrossing account, footnotes to history give way to footnotes as history, recounting in their subtle way the curious story of the progress of knowledge in written form. See more details below

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In this engrossing account, footnotes to history give way to footnotes as history, recounting in their subtle way the curious story of the progress of knowledge in written form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674902152
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Footnotes: The Origin of a Species1
2Ranke: A Footnote about Scientific History34
3How the Historian Found His Muse: Ranke's Path to the Footnote62
4Footnotes and Philosophie: An Enlightenment Interlude94
5Back to the Future, 1: De Thou Documents the Details122
6Back to the Future, 2: The Antlike Industry of Ecclesiastical Historians and Antiquaries148
7Clarity and Distinctness in the Abysses of Erudition: The Cartesian Origins of the Modern Footnote190
Epilogue: Some Concluding Footnotes223
Index237

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