The future of the past

By: Stille, Alexander

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A fascinating tour of the past as it exists today, and of the dangers that threaten it, through incisive portraits of our attempts to maintain it: the high-tech struggles to save the Great Sphinx and the Ganges; the efforts to preserve Latin within the Vatican; the digital glut inside the National Archives, which may have caused more information to be lost than ever before; and an oral culture threatened by a "new" technology: writing itself. Stille explores not simply the past, but our ideas about the past-and how they will have to change if our past is to have a future.

Title: The future of the past

Author Name: Stille, Alexander

Categories: Historiography.,

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002., 2002:

ISBN Number: 0374159777

ISBN Number 13: 9780374159771

Binding: Hardcover with Dust Jacket

Book Condition: vg/vg

Seller ID: BB0244388