Joseph Scaliger: I: Textual Criticism and Exegesis

Joseph Scaliger: I: Textual Criticism and Exegesis : A Study in the History of Classical Scholarship

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This volume is the first half of an intellectual biography of Joseph Scaliger (1540-1609), the greatest classical scholar of his time. Anthony Grafton describes Scaliger's early work as an editor of and commentator on classical texts, setting this into the wider context of classical scholarship in the Renaissance. At the same time he interprets the major changes that Scaliger's work underwent, as responses to pressures exerted by his social situation and emotional life.

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  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 142 x 216 x 32mm | 621.43g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 019814850X
  • 9780198148500
  • 1,699,403

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A work of rare excellence, a masterpiece that fuses fastidious philological analysis and deft intellectual synthesis and that addresses the traditional concerns of the classicist and the historian with equal sophistication and high accuracy. Speculum

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