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Title World philology / edited by Sheldon Pollock, Benjamin A. Elman, and Ku-ming Kevin Chang
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (452 pages)
Contents Foreword / Fan-Sen Wang -- Introduction / Sheldon Pollack -- From book to edition: philology in ancient Greece / Franco Montanari -- The bride of Mercury: confessions of a 'pataphilologist / James E.G. Zetzel -- Striving for meaning: a short history of Rabbinic omnisignificance / Yaakov Elman -- Early Arabic philologists: poetry's friends or foes? / Beatrice Gruendler -- What was philology in Sanskrit? / Sheldon Pollack -- Reconciling the classics: two case studies in Song-Yuan exegetical approaches / Michael Lackner -- Humanist philologies: texts, antiquities, and their scholarly transformations in the early modern west / Anthony Grafton -- Mughal philology and Rūmī's mathnavī / Muzaffar Alam -- The rise of "deep reading" in early modern Ottoman scholarly culture / Khaled El-Rouayheb -- Early or modern or late imperial? : the crisis of classical philology in eighteenth-century China / Benjamin A. Elman -- The politics of philology in Japan: ancient texts, language, and Japaneses identity / Susan L. Burns -- "Enthusiasm dwells only in specialization": classical philology and disciplinarity in nineteenth-century Germany / Constanze Güthenke -- The intelligence of philological practice: on the interpretation of Rilke's sonnet "o komm und geh" / Christoph König -- Philology or linguistics? : transcontinental responses / Ku-Ming Kevin Chang
Summary Philology--the discipline of making sense of texts--is enjoying a renaissance within academia. World Philology charts the evolution of philology across the many cultures and time periods in which it has been practiced and demonstrates how this branch of knowledge, like philosophy and mathematics, is essential to human understanding
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject Philology -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Chang, Ku-ming Kevin, 1968- editor
Elman, Benjamin A., 1946- editor
Pollock, Sheldon I., editor
ISBN 0674736125 (electronic book)
9780674736122 (electronic book)