By James Turner
Many at the present time don't realize the observe, yet "philology" used to be for hundreds of years approximately synonymous with humanistic highbrow existence, encompassing not just the research of Greek and Roman literature and the Bible but in addition all different reports of language and literature, in addition to heritage, tradition, artwork, and extra. briefly, philology used to be the queen of the human sciences. How did it turn into little greater than an archaic word?
In Philology, the 1st background of Western humanistic studying as a attached entire ever released in English, James Turner tells the interesting, forgotten tale of the way the learn of languages and texts resulted in the trendy humanities and the fashionable collage. the arts this present day face a main issue of relevance, if no longer of which means and goal. realizing their universal origins—and what they nonetheless share—has by no means been extra urgent.
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Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities (The William G. Bowen Memorial Series in Higher Education) by James Turner