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Defenders of the Text

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

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ISBN 9780674195455

Publication Date: 03/15/1994

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340 pages

6 x 9 inches

2 halftones

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  • Introduction: The Humanists Reassessed
  • 1. Renaissance Readers and Ancient Texts
  • 2. The Scholarship of Poliziano and Its Context
  • 3. Traditions of Invention and Inventions of Tradition in Renaissance Italy: Annius of Viterbo
  • 4. Scaliger’s Chronology: Philology, Astronomy, World History
  • 5. Protestant versus Prophet: Isaac Casaubon on Hermes Trismegiscus
  • 6. The Strange Deaths of Hermes and the Sibyls
  • 7. Humanism and Science in Rudoiphine Prague: Kepler in Context
  • 8. Isaac La Peyrère and the Old Testament
  • 9. Prolegomena to Friedrich August Wolf
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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