Transformations of the Classics Via Early Modern Commentaries (Intersections #29) (Hardcover)

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Transformations of the Classics Via Early Modern Commentaries (Intersections #29) (Hardcover)

By Karl A. E. Enenkel (Editor)

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This is book number 29 in the Intersections series.

Commentaries played an important role in the transmission of the classical heritage. Early modern intellectuals rarely read classical authors in a simple and "direct" form, but generally via intermediary paratexts, especially all kinds of commentaries. Commentaries presented the classical texts in certain ways that determined and guided the readers' perception and usages of the texts being commented upon. Early modern commentaries shaped not only school and university education and professional scholarship, but also intellectual and cultural life in the broadest sense, including politics, religion, art, entertainment, health care, geographical discoveries etc., and even various professional activities and segments of life that were seemingly far removed from scholarship and learning, such as warfare and engineering.

Contributors include: Susanna de Beer, Val ry Berlincourt, Marijke Crab, Jeanine De Landtsheer, Karl Enenkel, Gergő Gell rfi, Trine Arlund Hass, Ekaterina Ilyushechkina, Ronny Kaiser, Marc Laureys, Christoph Pieper, Katharina Suter-Meyer, and Floris Verhaart.
Product Details ISBN: 9789004260771
ISBN-10: 9004260773
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: November 29th, 2013
Pages: 440
Language: English
Series: Intersections