The footnote : a curious history /

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Author / Creator:Grafton, Anthony.
Imprint:Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997.
Description:xi, 241 p. ; 22 cm.
Subject:Bibliographic citations.
Bibliographical citations.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0674902157 (alk. paper)
Notes:Original English ms. version was translated into German and published under title: Die tragischen Urspru╠łnge der deutschen Fussnote (Berlin, 1995); this is a revision of the original English version.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • The Cartesian Origins of the Modern Footnote Epilogue
  • Some Concluding Footnotes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Footnotes: The Origin of a Species
  • 2. Ranke: A Footnote about Scientific History
  • 3. How the Historian Found His Muse: Ranke's Path to the Footnote
  • 4. Footnotes and Philosophie: An Enlightenment Interlude
  • 5. Back to the Future, 1: De Thou Documents the Details
  • 6. Back to the Future, 2: The Antlike Industry of Ecclesiastical Historians and Antiquaries
  • 7. Clarity and Distinctness in the Abysses of Erudition