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A New History of the Humanities: The Search for Principles and Patterns from Antiquity to the Present

Rens Bod


This book offers the first overarching history of the humanities from Antiquity to the present. Unlike the sciences and the social sciences, the humanities lack a general history. There are already historical studies of musicology, logic, art history, linguistics, and historiography. This book pulls all these fields together, with many more, in a single coherent account. It takes as it main theme the way scholars throughout the ages and in virtually all civilizations have sought to identify patterns in texts, art, music, languages, literature, and the past. What rules can we apply if we wish t ... More

Keywords: History of the Humanities, History of Science, Intellectual History, Principles and patterns

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199665211
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665211.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rens Bod, author
Professor at Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam