History: Intellectual History

  • Leon Battista Alberti and Nicholas Cusanus: Towards an Epistemology of Vision for Italian Renaissance Art and Culture book cover

    Leon Battista Alberti and Nicholas Cusanus

    Towards an Epistemology of Vision for Italian Renaissance Art and Culture, 1st Edition

    By Charles H. Carman

    Providing a fresh evaluation of Alberti’s text On Painting (1435), along with comparisons to various works of Nicholas Cusanus - particularly his Vision of God (1450) - this study reveals a shared epistemology of vision. And, the author argues, it is one that reflects a more deeply Christian…

    Paperback – 2019-11-12 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Higher Education and the Growth of Knowledge: A Historical Outline of Aims and Tensions book cover

    Higher Education and the Growth of Knowledge

    A Historical Outline of Aims and Tensions, 1st Edition

    By Michael Segre

    This book sketches the history of higher education, in parallel with the development of science. Its goal is to draw attention to the historical tensions between the aims of higher education and those of science, in the hope of contributing to improving the contemporary university. A helpful tool…

    Paperback – 2019-07-22
    Routledge

  • From Pictures to Letters: First Steps in the Teaching of Reading and Writing book cover

    From Pictures to Letters

    First Steps in the Teaching of Reading and Writing, 1st Edition

    By Ellen Walpole

    Originally published in 1937. This book is ‘an account of the special training necessary for the young boy or girl in letter-making and simple reading’. The book uses ‘Basic English’, the 850 words of which are included specifically for reference, as a suggested starting point for the teaching of…

    Paperback – 2019-05-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literacy

  • Literacy: Writing, Reading and Social Organisation book cover

    Literacy

    Writing, Reading and Social Organisation, 1st Edition

    By John Oxenham

    Originally published in 1980. The skills of reading and writing have been proclaimed as universal human rights. This book explores why this should be so. In particular, it examines whether or not the possession of reading or writing skills has, or has not, influenced the values and organisation of…

    Paperback – 2019-05-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literacy

  • Music, Science, Philosophy: Models in the Universe of Thought book cover

    Music, Science, Philosophy

    Models in the Universe of Thought, 1st Edition

    By Jamie C. Kassler

    This book stresses the interrelatedness of knowledge by extricating models that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries. For example, science can find models from the technology and semantic field of music, music can find its models from the technology and semantic field of science, and each…

    Paperback – 2019-05-24
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • The Design of the University: German, American, and “World Class” book cover

    The Design of the University

    German, American, and “World Class”, 1st Edition

    By Heinz-Dieter Meyer

    What is the reason for the American university’s global preeminence? How did the American university succeed where the development of the German university, from which it took so much, stalled? In this closely-argued book, Meyer suggests that the key to the American university’s success is its…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Higher Education

  • Values, Objectivity, and Explanation in Historiography book cover

    Values, Objectivity, and Explanation in Historiography

    1st Edition

    By Tor Egil Førland

    Bringing sophisticated philosophy to bear on real-life historiography, Values, Objectivity, and Explanation in Historiography rekindles and invigorates the debate on two perennials in the theory and methodology of history. One is the tension between historians' values and the ideal—or illusion—of…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

  • Imagining Early Modern Histories book cover

    Imagining Early Modern Histories

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Ketner, Allison Kavey

    Interpreting textual mediations of history in early modernity, this volume adds nuance to our understanding of the contributions fiction and fictionalizing make to the shape and texture of versions of and debates about history during that period. Geographically, the scope of the essays extends…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Individuality in Early Modern Japan: Thinking for Oneself book cover

    Individuality in Early Modern Japan

    Thinking for Oneself, 1st Edition

    By Peter Nosco

    Two of the most commonly alleged features of Japanese society are its homogeneity and its encouragement of conformity, as represented by the saying that the nail that sticks up gets pounded. This volume’s primary goal is to challenge these and a number of other long-standing assumptions regarding…

    Paperback – 2019-04-25
    Routledge

  • Early Modern Merchants as Collectors book cover

    Early Modern Merchants as Collectors

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christina M. Anderson

    Early Modern Merchants as Collectors encourages the rethinking of collecting not as an elite, often aristocratic pursuit, but rather as a vital activity that has engaged many different groups within society. The essays included in this volume consider merchants not only as important collectors in…

    Paperback – 2019-04-18
    Routledge

  • Knowledge and Discernment in the Early Modern Arts book cover

    Knowledge and Discernment in the Early Modern Arts

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sven Dupré, Christine Göttler

    In early modern Europe, discernment emerged as a key notion at the intersection of various domains in both learned and artisanal cultures. Often used synonymously with judgment, ingenuity, and taste, discernment defined the ability to perceive and understand the secrets of nature and art, and…

    Paperback – 2019-04-18
    Routledge

  • Travelling Notions of Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Europe book cover

    Travelling Notions of Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hannu Salmi, Asko Nivala, Jukka Sarjala

    The notions of culture and civilization are at the heart of European self-image. This book focuses on how space and spatiality contributed to defining the concepts of culture and civilization and, conversely, what kind of spatial ramifications "culture" and "civilization" entailed. These questions…

    Paperback – 2019-03-22
    Routledge

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