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The Resource Literature and encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain : the pursuit of complete knowledge, by Seth Rudy, Assistant Professor, Rhodes College, USA, (electronic book)

Literature and encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain : the pursuit of complete knowledge, by Seth Rudy, Assistant Professor, Rhodes College, USA, (electronic book)

Label
Literature and encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain : the pursuit of complete knowledge
Title
Literature and encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain
Title remainder
the pursuit of complete knowledge
Statement of responsibility
by Seth Rudy, Assistant Professor, Rhodes College, USA
Title variation
  • Encyclopedism in enlightenment Britain
  • Pursuit of complete knowledge
Title variation remainder
the pursuit of complete knowledge
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At a moment when Google seeks "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful", this book tells the story of long-term aspirations, first in ancient epic and then in a wide range of literary and non-literary works from the early modern era and British Enlightenment, to comprehend, record, and disseminate complete knowledge of the world. It is also a story of the persistent failure of these aspirations, their collapse in the late eighteenth century, and the subsequent redefinition of completeness in modern literary and disciplinary terms. The book argues that the pursuit of complete knowledge advanced the separation of epic from encyclopedia, literature from "Literature", and the sciences from the humanities; it demonstrates that the distinctions between "high" and "low", ephemeral and eternal, useful and useless that persist today all stem from the concepts of completeness that emerged during and as a result of the Enlightenment
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Cataloging source
UKPGM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rudy, Seth
Dewey number
820.9/005
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.K56
LC item number
R83 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in the Enlightenment, romanticism and the cultures of print
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Knowledge, Theory of, in literature
  • Enlightenment
  • Epic literature, English
  • Encyclopedists
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Great Britain
Label
Literature and encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain : the pursuit of complete knowledge, by Seth Rudy, Assistant Professor, Rhodes College, USA, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: concepts of completeness -- Complete bodies, whole arts, and the limits of epic -- Worlds apart: epic and encyclopedia in the Augustan age -- Mid-century experiments in encyclopedism -- Collapse and reconstitution: epic and encyclopedia revisited -- Coda: the angel and the algorithm -- Appendix
Control code
SPR892513853
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137411549
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Literature and encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain : the pursuit of complete knowledge, by Seth Rudy, Assistant Professor, Rhodes College, USA, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: concepts of completeness -- Complete bodies, whole arts, and the limits of epic -- Worlds apart: epic and encyclopedia in the Augustan age -- Mid-century experiments in encyclopedism -- Collapse and reconstitution: epic and encyclopedia revisited -- Coda: the angel and the algorithm -- Appendix
Control code
SPR892513853
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137411549
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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