The Making of the Humanities: Volume II - From Early Modern to Modern Disciplines

The Making of the Humanities: Volume II - From Early Modern to Modern Disciplines

By: Thijs Weststeijn (editor), Rens Bod (editor), Jaap Maat (editor)Paperback

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This much-awaited second volume investigates the changes in subject, method and institutional context of the humanistic disciplines around 1800, offering a wealth of insights for specialists and students alike. Point of departure is the pivotal question whether there was a paradigm shift in the humanities around 1800 or whether these changes were part of a much longer process. The authors provide an overarching perspective including philology, musicology, art history, linguistics, historiography, philosophy and literary theory. They also make clear that the influence from the East, from the Ottoman Empire to China, was crucial for the development of the European humanistic disciplines.

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"" 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).|"" 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).|


Introduction: The Dawn of the Modern Humanities[-]Rens Bod[-][-]Part I. Linguistics and Philology[-][-]1. The Rise of Philology: The Comparative Method, the Historicist Turn and the Surreptitious Influence of Giambattista Vico[-]Joep Leerssen[-][-]2. Linguistics ante litteram: Compiling and Transmitting Views on Language Diversity and Relatedness before the Nineteenth Century[-]Toon van Hal[-][-]3. The Rise of General Linguistics as an Academic Discipline: Georg von der Gabelentz as a Co-Founder[-]Els Elffers[-][-]Part II. The Humanities and the Sciences[-][-]4. The Mutual Making of Sciences and Humanities: Willebrord Snellius, Jacob Golius, and the Early Modern Entanglement of Mathematics and Philology[-]Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis[-][-]5. A 'Human' Science: Hawkins's Science of Music[-]Maria Semi[-][-]6. Bopp the Builder. Discipline Formation as Hybridization: The Case of Comparative Linguistics[-]Bart Karstens[-][-]Part III. Writing History and Intellectual History[-][-]7. Nineteenth-Century Historicism and its Predecessors: Historical Experience, Historical Ontology and Historical Method[-]Jacques Bos[-][-]9. Fact and Fancy in Nineteenth-Century Historiography and Fiction: The Case of Macaulay and Roidis[-]Foteini Lika[-][-]8. The Humanities as the Stronghold of Freedom: John Milton's Areopagitica and John Stuart Mill's On Liberty[-]Hilary Gatti[-][-]Part IV. The Impact of the East[-][-]10. The Impact on the European Humanities of Early Reports from Catholic Missionaries from China, Tibet and Japan between 1600 and 1700[-]Gerhard F. Strasser[-][-]11. The Middle Kingdom in the Low Countries: Sinology in the Early Modern Netherlands[-]Thijs Weststeijn[-][-]12. The Oriental Origins of Orientalism: The Case of Dimitrie Cantemir[-]Michiel Leezenberg[-][-]Part V. Artworks and Texts[-][-]13. The Role of Emotions in the Development of Artistic Theory and the System of Literary Genres[-]Mats Malm[-][-]14. Philology and the History of Art[-]Adi Efal[-][-]Part VI. Literature and Rhetoric[-][-]15. Bourgeois versus Aristocratic Models of Scholarship: Medieval Studies at the Acad mie des Inscriptions, 1701-1751[-]Alicia C. Montoya[-][-]16. Ancients, Moderns and the Gothic in Eighteenth-Century Historiography[-]Neus Rotger[-][-]17. The Afterlife of Rhetoric in Hobbes, Vico and Nietzsche[-]David L. Marshall[-][-]Part VII. Academic Communities[-][-]18. The Documents of Feith: The Centralization of the Archive in Nineteenth-Century Historiography[-]Pieter Huistra[-][-]19. Humboldt in Copenhagen: Discipline Formation in the Humanities at the University of Copenhagen in the Nineteenth Century[-]Claus M ller J rgensen[-][-]20. The Scholarly Self: Ideals of Intellectual Virtue in Nineteenth-Century Leiden[-]Herman Paul[-][-]List of Contributors[-][-]List of Illustrations[-][-]Index[-][-]

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
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