The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

Author: Yun Lee Too

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199577803

Category: History

Page: 265

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A study of the ancient library as a complex institution with many different functions: as an instrument of power, of memory; an articulation of a political ideal, an art gallery, a place for sociality. Too incidentally raises conceptual questions about modern libraries, bringing to these the insights that a study of antiquity can offer.

The Present State of Scholarship in Historical and Contemporary Rhetoric

Author: Winifred Bryan Horner

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826207647

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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This revised and updated survey defines the field of rhetoric in chronologically (by period) arranged sections, each comprising an overview of the existing scholarship, suggestions for further research, and a selected bibliography of primary and secondary sources. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

A History of European Literature

The West and the World from Antiquity to the Present

Author: Walter Cohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198732678


Page: 608

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Walter Cohen argues that the history of European literature and of each of its standard periods can be illuminated by comparative consideration of the different literary languages within Europe and of the relationship of European literature to world literature. The global history of literature from the ancient to the present can be divided into five main, overlapping stages. European literature emerges from world literature before the birth of Europe--during Antiquity, whose Classical languages are the heirs to the complex heritage of the Old World. That legacy is later transmitted by Latin to the various vernaculars. The distinctiveness of this process lies in the gradual displacement of Latin by a system of intravernacular leadership dominated by the Romance languages. An additional unique feature is the global expansion of Western Europe's languages and characteristic literary forms, especially the novel, beginning in the Renaissance. This expansion ultimately issues in the reintegration of European literature into world literature, in the creation of today's global literary system. It is in these interrelated trajectories that the specificity of European literature is to be found. This ongoing relationship of European literature to other parts of the world emerges most clearly at the level not of theme or mimesis but of form. One conclusion is that literary history possesses a certain systematicity. Another is that language and literature are not only the products of major historical change but also its agents. Such claims, finally, depend on rejecting the opposition between the general and the specific, between synthetic and local knowledge.

A History of Civilization

The Story of Our Heritage, Earliest Times to Present

Author: Charles Harold King,Arthur James May,Arnold Fletcher

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization

Page: 1089

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Books for college libraries

a core collection of 50,000 titles : a project of the Association of College and Research Libraries

Author: Association of College and Research Libraries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780838933565

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Books for College Libraries

A Selected List of Approximately 53,400 Titles Based on the Initial Selection Made for the University of California's New Campuses Program and Selected with the Assistance of College Teachers, Librarians, and Other Advisers

Author: Melvin John Voigt,Joseph H. Treyz,American Library Association

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association


Category: Academic libraries

Page: 1056

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