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The footnote : a curious history / Anthony Grafton
Bib ID 1617505
Format BookBook
Author
Grafton, Anthony
 
Edition [Rev. ed.]. 
Description Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997 
xi, 241 pages ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0674902157 (alkaline paper)
0674307607 (paperback)
Full contents
  • 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: The Cartesian Origins of the Modern Footnote
  • Epilogue: Some Concluding Footnotes.
 
Notes

Original English ms. version was translated into German and published under title: Die tragischen Ursprunge der deutschen Fussnote (Berlin, 1995); this is a revision of the original English version.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Bibliographical citations.

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