A History of Classical Scholarship: From the Revival of by John Edwin Sandys

By John Edwin Sandys

Sir John Edwin Sandys (1844-1922) was once a number one Cambridge classicist and a Fellow of St. John's university. His most renowned paintings is that this three-volume background of Classical Scholarship, released among 1903 and 1908, which is still the single large-scale paintings at the topic to span the full interval from the 6th century BCE to the tip of the 19th century. The heritage of classical experiences used to be a well-liked subject through the 19th century, fairly in Germany, yet Sandys sticks out for the bold scope of his paintings, even supposing a lot of it was once in line with past scholarship. His chronological account is subdivided by means of style and zone, with a few chapters dedicated to relatively influential members. quantity 2 covers the interval from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century.

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