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Grafton, Anthony
The footnote : a curious history / Anthony Grafton
[Rev. ed.]
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c1997
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PN171.F56 G73 1997    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Bibliographical citations
Physical Description xi, 241 p. ; 22 cm
Note Original English ms. version was translated into German and published under title: Die tragischen Urspr√ľnge der deutschen Fussnote (Berlin, 1995); this is a revision of the original English version
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents 1. Footnotes: The Origin of a Species -- 2. Ranke: A Footnote about Scientific History -- 3. How the Historian Found His Muse: Ranke's Path to the Footnote -- 4. Footnotes and Philosophie: An Enlightenment Interlude -- 5. Back to the Future, 1: De Thou Documents the Details -- 6. Back to the Future, 2: The Antlike Industry of Ecclesiastical Historians and Antiquaries -- 7. Clarity and Distinctness in the Abysses of Erudition: The Cartesian Origins of the Modern Footnote -- Epilogue: Some Concluding Footnotes

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