Cover: Defenders of the Text: The Traditions of Scholarship in an Age of Science, 1450–1800, from Harvard University PressCover: Defenders of the Text in PAPERBACK

Defenders of the Text

The Traditions of Scholarship in an Age of Science, 1450–1800

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$39.00 • £31.95 • €35.00

ISBN 9780674195455

Publication Date: 03/15/1994

Short

340 pages

6 x 9 inches

2 halftones

World

A sheer delight—a real feast of intellectual scholarship and a hilarious account of the mannerist fantasia that was the European intellectual scene in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.—Osywn Murray, The Times Literary Supplement

Grafton writes with an admirable clarity and zest… The kind of scholarly book that an interested non-specialist can read with pleasure and a sense of intellectual discovery.The Washington Post Book World

This excellent book is a major contribution to scholarship. It is highly original, both in the problems it formulates and in the solutions it offers, acute in its reasoning, and elegant, sharp, and often witty.—Paul Oskar Kristeller, New Criterion

Grafton writes with enviable lucidity and wit… This [book] will give enormous stimulus and pleasure.—Brian Vickers, The Times Higher Education Supplement

Delightful, fresh, well-written, stimulating, provocative, irreverent, and most informative. [Grafton] has contributed to our understanding of ‘the making of the modern mind.’—Richard Popkin, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene