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The Life of learning : the Charles Homer Haskins lectures of the American council of Learned Societies /
edited by Douglas Greenberg, Stanley N. Katz ; with the assistance of Candace Frede.
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, c1994.
description
xi, 176 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0195083393 (acidfree paper), 9780195083392
format(s)
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imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, c1994.
isbn
0195083393 (acidfree paper)
9780195083392
contents note
1983: Maynard Mack. -- 1985: Lawrence Stone. -- 1986: Milton V. Anastos. -- 1987: Carl E. Schorske. -- 1988: John Hope Franklin. -- 1989: Judith N. Shklar. -- 1990: Paul Oskar Kristeller. -- 1991: Milton Babbitt. -- 1992: D.W. Meinig. -- 1993: Annemarie Schimmel.
general note
Each lecture is a personal and intellectual glimpse into the "life of learning" of a celebrated scholar. The lectures focus on self-reflection of lives dedicated to learning, rather than of scholarship as such.
local note
Fisher copy: With dust jacket.
catalogue key
10240831
 
Gift; Michael Walsh; 2015; RB323900.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Long Description
Each year, since 1983, the American Council of Learned Societies has invited one of America's leading scholars to deliver the Haskins Lecture, in honour of Charles Homer Haskins, a distinguished scholar and teacher who was instrumental in the founding of the ACLS. In this volume, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the ACLS, Douglas Greenberg and Stanley Katz bring together the lectures presented by ten of America's most distinguished scholars. Each lecture is a personal and intellectual glimpse into the "life of learning" of such leading scholars as Maynard Mack, Annemarie Schimmel, and John Hope Franklin. The lectures focus on self-reflection of lives dedicated to learning, rather than on scholarship in the usual sense of the term. Ranging from being forced to learn Latin to painful memories of war and racism, the lecturers all recount stories from their eventful lives. Each offers thoughts on the body of work he or she has produced and the forces, personal and intellectual, that have shaped it. The scholars bring something of their disciplines to the lecture, sharing not only personal anecdotes but their love of learning. Contributors: Maynard Mack, Lawrence Stone, Milton V. Anastos, Carl E. Schorske, John Hope Franklin, Judith N. Shklar, Paul Oskar Kristeller, Milton Babbitt, D. W. Meinig, Annemarie Schimmel
Main Description
Each year since 1983 the American Council of Learned Societies has invited one of America's leading scholars to deliver the Haskins Lecture, in honor of Charles Homer Haskins, a distinguished scholar and teacher who was instrumental in the founding of the ACLS. In this volume, whichcommemorates the 75th anniversary of the ACLS, Douglas Greenberg and Stanley Katz bring together the lectures presented by ten of America's most distinguished scholars. Each lecture is a personal and intellectual glimpse into the "life of learning" of such leading scholars as Maynard Mack, AnnemarieSchimmel, and John Hope Franklin. The lectures focus on self-reflection of lives dedicated to learning, rather than on scholarship in the usual sense of the term. Ranging from being forced to learn Latin to painful memories of war and racism, the lecturers all recount stories from their eventfullives. Each offers thoughts on the body of work he or she has produced and the forces, personal and intellectual, that have shaped it. The scholars bring something of their disciplines to the lecture, sharing not only personal anecdotes but their love of learning.
Main Description
Each year since 1983 the American Council of Learned Societies has invited one of America's leading scholars to deliver the Haskins Lecture, in honor of Charles Homer Haskins, a distinguished scholar and teacher who was instrumental in the founding of the ACLS. In this volume, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the ACLS, Douglas Greenberg and Stanley Katz bring together the lectures presented by ten of America's most distinguished scholars. Each lecture is a personal and intellectual glimpse into the "life of learning" of such leading scholars as Maynard Mack, Annemarie Schimmel, and John Hope Franklin. The lectures focus on self-reflection of lives dedicated to learning, rather than on scholarship in the usual sense of the term. Ranging from being forced to learn Latin to painful memories of war and racism, the lecturers all recount stories from their eventful lives. Each offers thoughts on the body of work he or she has produced and the forces, personal and intellectual, that have shaped it. The scholars bring something of their disciplines to the lecture, sharing not only personal anecdotes but their love of learning.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
1983p. 3
1985p. 17
1986p. 37
1987p. 53
1988p. 71
1989p. 104
1990p. 105
1991p. 121
1992p. 141
1993p. 161
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