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The Footnote: A Curious History
     

The Footnote: A Curious History

by Anthony Grafton
 

ISBN-10: 0674902157

ISBN-13: 9780674902152

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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.

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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
  • 1. Footnotes: The Origin of a Species
  • 2. Ranke: A Footnote about Scientific History
  • 3. How the Historian Found His Muse: Ranke’s Path to the Footnote
  • 4. Footnotes and Philosophie: An Enlightenment Interlude
  • 5. Back to the Future, 1: De Thou Documents the Details
  • 6. Back to the Future, 2: The Antlike Industry of Ecclesiastical Historians and Antiquaries
  • 7. Clarity and Distinctness in the Abysses of Erudition: The Cartesian Origins of the Modern Footnote
  • Epilogue: Some Concluding Footnotes
  • Index

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