Writing And European Thought 1600-1830 by Nicholas HudsonWriting And European Thought 1600-1830 by Nicholas Hudson

Writing And European Thought 1600-1830

byNicholas Hudson

Paperback | March 20, 2006

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Writing and European Thought, 1600-1830 argues for the central importance of writing to conceptions of language, technological progress and Western civilization during the Early Modern Era. Attitudes to the written language changed radically between the late Renaissance and Romanticism, and Nicholas Hudson challenges some central assumptions of modern historical scholarship on the nature of that change. He questions the argument that European thinkers have been "logocentric," and that the rise of print and literacy produced a more visually oriented culture.
Title:Writing And European Thought 1600-1830Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:March 20, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521025028

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Sacred and occult scripts in the Renaissance tradition; 2. The demystification of writing in the seventeenth century; 3. 'The uniform voice of nature': conjectural history in the early eighteenth century; 4. Conservative reaction: the study of writing after Warburton; 5. Writing and speech: the debate in Britain; 6. Rousseau's Essai sur l'origine des langues and its context; 7. The new mediation: perceptions of writing in the Romantic era; Conclusions: a continuing legacy of debate; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"Hudson's well-researched and well-argued book is very much worth reading." Patrick hutton, Canadian Journal of History