By Catherine M. Chin,Moulie Vidas

ISBN-10: 0520277171

ISBN-13: 9780520277175

during this number of essays, students from a number of disciplines discover the job of figuring out in past due antiquity by means of concentrating on 13 significant innovations from the highbrow, social, political, and cultural historical past of the interval. They ask questions about every one of those recommendations: what did past due historical humans learn about them, and the way was once that wisdom expressed in people’s actions? past due historical Knowing integrates highbrow heritage, post-structuralist literary concept, and up to date traits in cognitive technological know-how to check the ways in which historic thought-worlds either formed person lives and have been in flip formed by way of the activities of people. every one bankruptcy treats its major notion as an issue either one of wisdom and of perform or habit. the result's a richly imagined description of ways humans of this time understood and navigated their global, from shuttle during the geographical region and encounters with demons to philosophical drugs and the etiquette of imperial courts.

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