This book is the first step towards the development of a comparative history of the humanities. Specialists in philology, musicology, art history, linguistics, literary theory, and other disciplines highlight the intertwining of the various fields and their impact on the sciences. This first volume in the series The Making of the Humanities focuses on the early modern period. Different perspectives reveal how the humanities developed from the 'liberal arts', via the curriculum of humanistic schools, to modern disciplines. The authors show in particular how discoveries in the humanities contributed to a secular world view, pointing up connections with the scientific revolution. The main themes are: the humanities versus the sciences; the visual arts as liberal arts; humanism and heresy; language and poetics; linguists and logicians; philology and philosophy; the history of history. Contributions come from a selection of internationally renowned European and American scholars, including Floris Cohen, David Cram, and Ingrid Rowland. The book offers a wealth of insights for specialists, students, and those interested in the humanities in a broad sense.
"http://www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/organisatie/medewerkers/content/b/o/l.w.m.bod/l.w.m.bod.html" target=" blank">Rens Bod is Vici-Laureate and Full Professor in Computational Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. Books: Beyond Grammar (CSLI/Cambridge University Press), Probabilistic Linguistics (MIT Press), Data-Oriented Parsing (University of Chicago Press), A New History of the Humanities (Oxford University Press).|"http://www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/organisatie/medewerkers/content/m/a/j.maat/j.maat.html" target=" blank">Jaap Maat is Professor in Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. Books: Philosophical Languages in the Seventeenth Century: Dalgarno, Wilkins, Leibniz (Synthese Historical Library, Kluwer, 2004), George Dalgarno on Universal Language (Oxford University Press, 2001).|"http://www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/organisatie/medewerkers/content/w/e/m.a.weststeijn/m.a.weststeijn.html" target=" blank">Thijs Weststeijn is Associate Professor of Cultural Heritage Studies and VIDI Laureate at the University of Amsterdam. Books: The Universal Art of Samuel van Hoogstraten (AUP, 2013) and The Visible World (AUP, 2008).
Table of Contents - 6[-]Introduction: Historiography of the Humanities[-] - 8[-]I. The Humanities versus the Sciences[-] - 16[-]How Comparative Should a Comparative History of the Humanities Be?[-] - 18[-]Bridging the Gap - 40[-]Music as Science and as Art[-] - 60[-]II. The Visual Arts as Liberal Arts[-] - 74[-]Representing the World[-] - 76[-]Ficino, Diacceto and Michelangelo's[-] - 108[-]'Signs that Signify by Themselves'[-] - 134[-]III. Humanism and Heresy[-] - 162[-]Giordano Bruno and Metaphor[-] - 164[-]'In Erudition There Is No Heresy'[-] - 178[-]IV. Language and Poetics - 198[-]Humanism in the Classroom, a Reassessment[-] - 200[-]Origins and Principles[-] - 232[-]Transitional Texts and Emerging Linguistic Self-Awareness[-] - 250[-]V. Linguists and Logicians[-] - 262[-]The Changing Relations between Grammar, Rhetoric and Music in the Early Modern Period[-] - 264[-]The Artes Sermocinales in Times of Adversity[-] - 284[-]VI. Philology and Philosophy[-] - 298[-]Manuscript Hunting and the Challenge of Textual Variance in Late Seventeenth-Century Icelandic Studies[-] - 300[-]Spinoza in the History of Biblical Scholarship[-] - 314[-]The 'Rules of Critique'[-] - 328[-]VII. The History of History[-] - 350[-]Framing a New Mode of Historical[-]Experience - 352[-]Philosophy's Shadow[-] - 368[-]Contributors[-] - 386[-]List of Figures - 392[-]Index - 396