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Thinking in the Past Tense : Eight Conversations, Hardback Book

Thinking in the Past Tense : Eight Conversations Hardback


The study of intellectual history might be second only to the novel in the number of mournful obituaries it has received over the years.

But--if the vibrancy on display in Thinking in the Past Tense is any indication--reports of the death of intellectual history have been greatly exaggerated.

This collection of interviews with leading American and European scholars from such diverse fields as the history of science, classical studies, global philology, and the study of books and material culture positively brims with insights on historical scholarship of the early modern period (ca. 1400-1800). The lively conversations collected here don't simply reveal these scholars' depth and breadth of thought--they also disclose the kind of trade secrets that historians rarely elucidate in print.

Thinking in the Past Tense offers students and professionals alike a rare tactile understanding of the practice of intellectual history.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
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  • Category: History: theory & methods
  • ISBN: 9780226601175

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