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The Resource Writing and European thought, 1600-1830, Nicholas Hudson

Writing and European thought, 1600-1830, Nicholas Hudson

Label
Writing and European thought, 1600-1830
Title
Writing and European thought, 1600-1830
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Hudson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Writing and European Thought 1600-1830 argues for the central importance of writing to conceptions of language, technological progress, and Western civilisation during the early modern era. Attitudes to the written language changed radically between the late Renaissance and Romanticism, and Nicholas Hudson traces the development of thought about language during this period, challenging some central assumptions of modern historical scholarship. He asserts that European thinkers have not been uniformly 'logocentric', and he questions the assumption that the rise of print and literacy produced a more visually oriented culture. Through detailed readings of major writers, Hudson shows how writing became the emblem of the superiority of European culture, and how, with the expansion of print culture, European intellectuals became more aware of the virtues of 'orality' and the deficiencies of literate society. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hudson, Nicholas
Dewey number
302.2/244
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P211
LC item number
.H83 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Written communication
  • Language and languages
  • Europe
  • Communication écrite
  • Langage et langues
  • Schrijven
  • Cultuurverandering
  • Schriftlichkeit
  • Philosophie
  • Geschichte 1600-1830
  • Literatur
  • Geistesgeschichte 1600-1830
  • Schriftsprache
  • Philosophie du langage
  • Communication écrite
Label
Writing and European thought, 1600-1830, Nicholas Hudson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note on translations -- Introduction -- Sacred and occult scripts in the Renaissance tradition -- The demystification of writing in the seventeenth century -- 'The uniform voice of nature' : conjectural histories of writing in the early eighteenth century -- Conservative reaction : the study of writing after Warburton -- Writing and speech : the debate in Britain -- Rousseau's Essai sur l'origine des langues and its context -- The new mediation : perceptions of writing in the Romantic era -- Conclusions : a continuing legacy of debate
Control code
29954019
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 222 pages
Isbn
9780521455404
Lccn
94007062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1638517
Label
Writing and European thought, 1600-1830, Nicholas Hudson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note on translations -- Introduction -- Sacred and occult scripts in the Renaissance tradition -- The demystification of writing in the seventeenth century -- 'The uniform voice of nature' : conjectural histories of writing in the early eighteenth century -- Conservative reaction : the study of writing after Warburton -- Writing and speech : the debate in Britain -- Rousseau's Essai sur l'origine des langues and its context -- The new mediation : perceptions of writing in the Romantic era -- Conclusions : a continuing legacy of debate
Control code
29954019
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 222 pages
Isbn
9780521455404
Lccn
94007062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1638517

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