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The battle of the books in its historical setting / by Anne Elizabeth Burlingame, assistant professor of history, Hunter College ; introduction by James Harvey Robinson.

Author/creator Burlingame, Anne Elizabeth, 1881- author.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info New York : B.W. Huebsch, Inc., 1920.
Description1 online resource (x, 225 pages).
Supplemental Content Gale, Women's Studies Archive: Rare Titles from the American Antiquarian Society, 1820-1922
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Series Women's Studies Archive: Rare Titles from the American Antiquarian Society, 1820-1922
Women's Studies Archive: Rare Titles from the American Antiquarian Society, 1820-1922.
Contents Introduction.--Introductory chapter: The attitude toward the classical authors during the mediaeval period. Italian humanism. Humanism beyond the Alps. Montaigne.--The scientific phase: Francis Bacon. Galileo. Descartes. Thomas Hobbes.--The literary phase: Contrast between the thought environment of the seventeenth century and our own. Sir William Temple's Essay upon ancient and modern learning. William Wotton's Reflections. Richard Bentley's Dissertation. Jonathan Swift's Tale of a tub and The battle of the books. The French point of view as compared with the English. Charles Perrault. Fontenlle. Conclusion.
General notePublished also as thesis (Ph. D.) Columbia university, 1921.
Bibliography noteBibliography: pages 219-225.

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