Writing and European Thought, 1600-1830

Writing and European Thought, 1600-1830

by Hudson Nicholas, Nicholas Hudson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521025027
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2006
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Sacred and occult scripts in the Renaissance tradition; 2. The demystification of writing in the seventeenth century; 3. 'The uniform voice of nature': conjectural history in the early eighteenth century; 4. Conservative reaction: the study of writing after Warburton; 5. Writing and speech: the debate in Britain; 6. Rousseau's Essai sur l'origine des langues and its context; 7. The new mediation: perceptions of writing in the Romantic era; Conclusions: a continuing legacy of debate; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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