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  • What Was History?by Anthony Grafton

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12

    Elegant and accessible, this book is a powerful and imaginative exploration of themes in the history of European ideas. more...

  • The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli; Anthony Grafton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 7.04

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals... more...

  • Clio Wiredby Roy Rosenzweig; Anthony Grafton

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    In these visionary essays, Roy Rosenzweig charts the impact of new media on teaching, researching, preserving, presenting, and understanding history. Negotiating between the "cyberenthusiasts" who champion technological breakthroughs and the "digitalskeptics" who fear the end of traditional humanistic scholarship, Rosenzweig re-envisions academic... more...

  • Cartographies of Timeby Daniel Rosenberg; Anthony Grafton

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Our critically acclaimed smash hit Cartographies of Time is now available in paperback. In this first comprehensive history of graphic representations of time, authors Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton have crafted a lively history featuring fanciful characters and unexpected twists and turns. From medieval manuscripts to websites, Cartographies... more...

  • The Praise of Follyby Desiderius Erasmus; Anthony Grafton

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95 US$ 13.56

    Desiderius Erasmus (1466?1536) was a Dutch humanist, scholar, and social critic, and one of the most important figures of the Renaissance. The Praise of Folly is perhaps his best-known work. Originally written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, this satiric celebration of pleasure, youth, and intoxication irreverently pokes fun at the pieties... more...

  • Laughter at the Foot of the Crossby Michael A. Screech; Anthony Grafton

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 22.50

    ?Christian laughter is a maze: you could easily get snarled up within it.? So says Michael A. Screech in his note to readers preceding this collection of fifty-three elegant and pithy essays. As Screech reveals, the question of whether laughter is acceptable to the god of the Old and New Testaments is a dangerous one. But we are fortunate in our... more...

  • Der Magusby Anthony Grafton; Moshe Idel

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 123.50

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  • Canonical Texts and Scholarly Practicesby Anthony Grafton; Glenn W. Most

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00 US$ 78.72

    A comparative intercultural study of the techniques applied by scholars throughout the world to deal with problematic texts and artifacts. more...

  • New Scienceby Giambattista Vico; Anthony Grafton; David Marsh

    Penguin Books Ltd 1999; US$ 18.32

    Barely acknowledged in his lifetime, the New Science of Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) is an astonishingly perceptive and ambitious attempt to decipher the history, mythology and laws of the ancient world. Discarding the Renaissance notion of the classical as an idealised model for the modern, it argues that the key to true understanding of the past... more...

  • The Crisis of the European Mindby Paul Hazard; Anthony Grafton; J. Lewis May

    New York Review Books 2013; US$ 22.95

    Paul Hazard?s magisterial, widely influential, and beloved  intellectual history offers an unforgettable account of the birth of the modern European mind in all its dynamic, inquiring, and uncertain glory. Beginning his story in the latter half of the seventeenth century, while also looking back to the Renaissance and forward to the future, Hazard... more...