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Grafton, Anthony

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Works: 186 works in 746 publications in 3 languages and 23,810 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference proceedings  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Maps  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Translator, Transcriber, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Contributor, Adapter, Creator
Classifications: BR67.2, 270.10922
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Natural particulars nature and the disciplines in Renaissance Europe ( )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation This volume examines the transformation in ways of studying nature that took place in Western Europe during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Some of the essays trace particular textual traditions, while others follow the development of scholarly and professional communities. Some concentrate on the internal analysis of primary sources, while others examine the spread of practices to larger groups. Central to all is the search for a context for the increased fascination with nature, and especially with natural particulars--the details of natural forms, plants, and animals--that characterized this period. The essays also discuss how older theories and methods continued to exist; how the renewed study of classical sources introduced new problems and theories into the study of nature; how the structure of disciplines, both old and new, shaped approaches to the natural world; and how the material and practical means of disseminating knowledge helped to shape its content.Recently the history of science in early modern Europe has been both invigorated and obscured by divisions between scholars of different schools. One school tends to claim that rigorous textual analysis provides the key to the development of science, whereas others tend to focus on the social and cultural contexts within which disciplines grew. This volume challenges such divisions, suggesting that multiple historical approaches are both legitimate and mutually complementary.Contributors : Michael J. B. Allen, Ann Blair, Daniela Mugnai Carrara, Brian P. Copenhaver, Chiara Crisciani, Luc Deitz, Paula Findlen, James Hankins, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, John Monfasani, William Newman, Vivian Nutton, Katharine Park
Christianity and the transformation of the book Origen, Eusebius, and the library of Caesarea by Anthony Grafton ( )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When early Christians began to study the Bible, and to write their own history and that of the Jews whom they claimed to supersede, they used scholarly methods invented by the librarians and literary critics of Hellenistic Alexandria. But Origen and Eusebius, two scholars of late Roman Caesarea, did far more. Both produced new kinds of books, in which parallel columns made possible critical comparisons previously unenvisioned, whether between biblical texts or between national histories. Eusebius went even farther, creating new research tools, new forms of history and polemic, and a new kind of library to support both research and book production. Christianity and the Transformation of the Book combines broad-gauged synthesis and close textual analysis to reconstruct the kinds of books and the ways of organizing scholarly inquiry and collaboration among the Christians of Caesarea, on the coast of Roman Palestine. The book explores the dialectical relationship between intellectual history and the history of the book, even as it expands our understanding of early Christian scholarship. Christianity and the Transformation of the Book attends to the social, religious, intellectual, and institutional contexts within which Origen and Eusebius worked, as well as the details of their scholarly practices--practices that, the authors argue, continued to define major sectors of Christian learning for almost two millennia and are, in many ways, still with us today
"I have always loved the holy tongue" Isaac Casaubon, the Jews, and a forgotten chapter in Renaissance scholarship by Anthony Grafton ( )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fusing high scholarship with high drama, Anthony Grafton and Joanna Weinberg uncover a secret and extraordinary aspect of a legendary Renaissance scholar's already celebrated achievement. The French Protestant Isaac Casaubon (1550-1614) is known to us through his pedantic namesake in George Eliot's Middlemardz. But in this book, the real Casaubon emerges as a genuine literary hero, an intrepid explorer in the world of books, With a flair for storytelling reminiscent of Umberto ken, Grafton and Weinberg follow Casaubon as he unearths the lost continent of Hebrew learning and adds this ancient lore to the well known Renaissance revival of Latin and Greek
Secrets of nature astrology and alchemy in early modern Europe ( )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In recent years scholars have begun to acknowledge that the occult sciences were not marginal enterprises but an integral part of the worldview of many of our ancestors. Astrology was one of the many intellectual tools--along with what we consider to be the superior tools of social and political analysis--that Renaissance thinkers used to attack practical and intellectual problems. It was a coherent body of practices, strongly supported by social institutions. And alchemy was not viewed primarily as a spiritual pursuit, an idea popularized by nineteenth-century occultists, but as a part of natural philosophy. It was often compared to medicine. Many Renaissance writers suggested links between astrology and alchemy that went beyond the use of astrological charts to determine the best time to attempt alchemical operations. This book shows the many ways in which astrology (a form of divination) and alchemy (an artisanal pursuit concerned with the technologies of minerals and metals) diverge as well as intersect. Overall, it shows how an appreciation of the role of the occult opens up new ways of understanding the past. Topics include the career of Renaissance astrologer Girolamo Cardano and his work on medical astrology, the astrological thinking of Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei, the history of the Rosicrucians and the influence of John Dee, the work of medical alchemist Simon Forman, and an extended critique of the existing historiography of alchemy
The classical tradition by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this volume, some five hundred articles by a wide range of scholars investigate the afterlife of this rich heritage in the fields of literature, philosophy, art, architecture, history, politics, religion, and science. Arranged alphabetically from Academy to Zoology, the essays--designed and written to serve scholars, students, and the general reader alike--show how the Classical tradition has shaped human endeavors from art to government, mathematics to medicine, drama to urban planning, legal theory to popular culture."--Jacket
Leon Battista Alberti : master builder of the Italian Renaissance by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) was one of the most exciting figures of the Italian Renaissance. He wrote the first modern treatise on painting, the first modern manual of classical architecture, and a powerful set of "dialogues" about the princely families of Florence. But Alberti also made his own spectacular advances in the art of painting and in engineering, and was responsible for some of the most exciting architectural designs in Italy. In this volume, Renaissance scholar Anthony Grafton offers the biography and cultural history that Alberti has long deserved. It is a compelling portrait of a mysterious and original intellectual
New worlds, ancient texts : the power of tradition and the shock of discovery by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
26 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On encountering what he called "the Indies," the Jesuit Jose de Acosta wrote, "Having read what poets and philosophers write of the Torrid Zone, I persuaded myself that when I came to the Equator, I would not be able to endure the violent heat, but it turned out otherwise... What could I do then but laugh at Aristotle's Meteorology and his philosophy?" Acosta's experience echoes that of his fellow travelers to the New World, and it is this experience, with its profound effect on Western culture, that Anthony Grafton charts. Describing an era of exploration that went far beyond geographic bounds, this book shows how the evidence of the New World shook the foundations of the old, upsetting the authority of the ancient texts that had guided Europeans so far afield. The intellectual shift mapped out here, a movement from book learning to empirical knowledge, did not take place easily or quickly, and Grafton presents it in all its drama and complexity. What he recounts is in effect a war of ideas fought, sometimes unwittingly by mariners, scientists, publishers, scholars, and rulers over one hundred fifty years. He shows us explorers from Cortes and Columbus to Scaliger and Munster, laden with ideas gathered from ancient and medieval texts, in their encounters with the world at large. In colorful vignettes, firsthand accounts, published debates, and copious illustrations, we see these men and their contemporaries trying to make sense of their discoveries as they sometimes confirm, sometimes contest, and finally displace traditional images and notions of the world beyond Europe. The fundamental cultural revolution that Grafton documents still reverberates in our time. By taking us into this battle of books versus facts, a conflict that has shaped global views for centuries, Grafton allows us to re-experience and understand the Renaissance as it continues to this day
Cartographies of time by Daniel Rosenberg ( Book )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An overview of the history of the graphic representation of time through almanacs, charts, graphs, and other forms in the United States and Europe since 1450
The footnote : a curious history by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
37 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rome reborn : the Vatican Library and Renaissance culture by Library of Congress ( Book )
17 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Vatican Library contains the richest collection of western manuscripts and early printed books in the world, and its holdings have both reflected and helped to shape the intellectual development of Europe. One of the central institutions of Italian Renaissance culture, it has served since its origin in the mid-fifteenth century as a center of research for topics as diverse as the early history of the city of Rome and the structure of the universe. This extraordinarily beautiful book which contains over 200 color illustrations, introduces the reader to the Vatican Library and examines in particular its development during the Renaissance. Distinguished scholars discuss the Library's holdings and the historical circumstances of its growth, presenting a fascinating cast of characters - popes, artists, collectors, scholars, and scientists - who influenced how the Library evolved. The authors examine subjects ranging from Renaissance humanism to Church relations with China and the Islamic world to the status of medicine and the life sciences in antiquity and during the Renaissance. Their essays are supported by a lavish display of maps, books, prints, and other examples of the Library's collection, including the Palatine Virgil (a fifth-century manuscript), a letter from King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn, and an autographed poem by Petrarch
The Transmission of culture in early modern Europe ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eight essays by major authors who attempt to find out who read, published, or advertised what, when, and where from the European Renaissance on
Forgers and critics : creativity and duplicity in western scholarship by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
22 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cardano's cosmos : the worlds and works of a Renaissance astrologer by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Girolamo Cardano was an Italian doctor, natural philosopher, and mathematician who became a best-selling author in Renaissance Europe. He was also a leading astrologer of his day, whose predictions won him access to some of the most powerful people in sixteenth-century Europe. In Cardano's Cosmos, Anthony Grafton invites readers to follow this astrologer's extraordinary career and explore the art and discipline of astrology in the hands of a brilliant practitioner." "Cardano's astrology, argues Grafton, was a profoundly empirical and highly influential art, one that was integral to the attempts of sixteenth-century scholars to understand their universe and themselves."--BOOK JACKET
Defenders of the text : the traditions of scholarship in an age of science, 1450-1800 by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
20 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prolegomena to Homer, 1795 by Friedrich August Wolf ( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Worlds made by words : scholarship and community in the modern West by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this book Anthony Grafton lets us in on one of the great secrets of scholars and intellectuals: although scholars lead solitary lives in order to win independence of mind, they also enjoy the conviviality of sharing a project sustained by common ideals, practices, and institutions. It's like Masonry, but without the secret handshakes. Grafton reveals the microdynamics of the scholarly life through a series of essays on institutions and on scholars ranging from early modern polymaths to modern intellectual historians to American thinkers and writers."--Jacket
From humanism to the humanities : education and the liberal arts in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
23 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bring out your dead : the past as revelation by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What was history? : the art of history in early modern Europe by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the late fifteenth century onwards, scholars across Europe began to write books about how to read and evaluate histories. These pioneering works - which often take surprisingly modern-sounding positions - grew from complex early-modern debates about law, religion, and classical scholarship. In this book, based on the Trevelyan Lectures of 2005, Anthony Grafton explains why so many of these works were written, why they attained so much insight - and why, in the centuries that followed, most scholars gradually forgot that they had existed. What was History? is a deliberate evocation of E. H. Carr's Trevelyan Lectures on What is History?, and will appeal to a broad readership of students, scholars, and historical enthusiasts."--BOOK JACKET
Commerce with the classics : ancient books and Renaissance readers by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commerce with the Classics: Ancient Books and Renaissance Readers illustrates the immense variety of humanist readers during the Renaissance. Grafton describes life in the Renaissance library, how the act of reading was shaped by the physical environment, and various folkways of reading during the time. A strong sense of what skilled reading was like in the past is built up through anecdotes, philological analysis, and case studies. Anthony Grafton's latest work will be of immense interest to Renaissance and intellectual historians and philologists, as well as classicists and a broad range of scholars
 
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Grafton, A. T.
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Grafton, A. T. (Anthony T.)
Grafton, A. T. (Anthony Thomas)
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Grafton, Anthony 1950-
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グラフトン, アンソニー
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