Readership: Academics, students, and general readers in various humanities fields
Rens Bod, Professor at Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam
Rens Bod is a professor of humanities at the University of Amsterdam. He is the initiator of the conference and book series The Making of the Humanities (2008, 2010, 2012). Among his other books are Beyond Grammar (1998), Probabilistic Linguistics (2003), Data-Oriented Parsing (2003) and the Dutch monograph De Vergeten Wetenschappen (The Forgotten Sciences, 2010) which was translated into four languages.
"an extraordinarily ambitious undertaking... What Bod has written is not just a "new" history. It is the first ever history of its kind." - Noel Malcolm, The Times Literary Supplement
1: Introduction: The Quest for Principles and Patterns
2: Antiquity: The Dawn of the 'Humanities'
3: Middle Ages: The Universal and the Particular
4: Early Modern Era: The Unity of the Humanities
5: Modern Era: The Humanities Renewed
6: Conclusions: Insights from the Humanities that Changed the World
Appendix A. A Note about Method
Appendix B. Most Important Chinese Dynasties
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