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Worlds Made by Words: Scholarship and Community in the Modern West

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Worlds Made by Words: Scholarship and Community in the Modern West - Grafton, Anthony
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In this book Anthony Grafton lets us in on one of the great secrets of scholars and intellectuals: although scholars lead solitary lives in order to win independence of mind, they also enjoy the conviviality of sharing a project sustained by common ideals, practices, and institutions. It's like Masonry, but without the secret handshakes. Grafton reveals the microdynamics of the scholarly life through a series of essays on institutions and on scholars ranging from early modern polymaths to modern intellectual historians to ...

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Worlds Made by Words: Scholarship and Community in the Modern West 2011, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674060258

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Worlds Made by Words: Scholarship and Community in the Modern West 2009, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674032576

Hardcover