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    DescriptionPrimitivism and Related Ideas in Antiquity was intended to be the first volume of a four-part series of books covering the history of primitivism and related ideas, but the outbreak of World War II, and, later, Lovejoy's death, prevented the other books from being published as originally conceived by the two authors. A documentary and analytical record, the book presents the classical background of primitivism and anti-primitivism in modern literature, historiography, and social and moral philosophy, and comprises chapters that center around particular ancient concepts and authors, including cynicism, stoicism, epicureanism, Plato, Aristotle, Lucretius, and Cicero. According to the authors in their preface, "there is some reason to think that this background is not universally familiar to those whose special field of study lie within the period of the Renaissance to our own time"; this book, in which the original Greek and Latin sources stand side by side with their English translations, will prove useful to scholars from a variety of disciplines who study this period.


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    Title
    Primitivism and Related Ideas in Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Arthur O. Lovejoy, By (author) George Boas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 500
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801856112
    ISBN 10: 0801856116
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    BIC E4L: PHI
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    Abridged Dewey: 180
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
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    DC22: 180
    BIC subject category V2: HPCB
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: CB151 .L68 1997, 96047993
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, QDTQ, JBCC9, QDHF
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    24 July 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Arthur O. Lovejoy was born in Berlin, Germany in 1873, and taught at the Johns Hopkins University from 1910 to 1938. His many publications include The Revolt against Dualism: An Inquiry Concerning the Existence of Ideas, The Great Chain of Being: A Study of the History of an Idea, Essays on the History of Ideas, and Reflections on Human Nature. Lovejoy died in 1962. Born in 1891 in Providence, Rhode Island, George Boas also taught for many years at Johns Hopkins, and was editor of the Journal of the History of Ideas from 1945 until his death in 1980. He wrote 24 books, including The Major Traditions of English Philosophy, The Greek Tradition: A Symposium, Rationalism in Greek Philosophy, The Limits of Reason, and The History of Ideas: An Introduction.
    Review quote
    If the critical subtlety and the extensive yet thoroughly judicious use of original documents which distinguishes the first volume are maintained, the work as a whole may stand as America's foremost contribution to the history of ideas in this generation. New York Times The material contained in this volume is of considerable importance for... the inductive study of ideas and society... The work does much more than fulfill its avowed function. One eagerly awaits the further volumes of this history. American Sociological Review
    Back cover copy
    A documentary and analytical record, the book presents the classical background of primitivism and anti-primitivism in modern literature, historiography, and social and moral philosophy, and comprises chapters that center around particular ancient concepts and authors, including cynicism, stoicism, epicureanism, Plato, Aristotle, Lucretius, and Cicero.