Book — 1 online resource (xiv, 428 pages) : illustrations, map Digital: data file.
1. Wotton vs. Temple
2. Bentley vs. Christ Church
3. Stroke and Counterstroke
4. The Querelle
5. Ancient Greece and Modern Scholarship
6. Pope's Iliad
7. Pope and the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns
8. Bentley's Milton
9. History and Theory
12. Ancients and Moderns.
"Joseph M. Levine provides a witty and erudite account of one of the most celebrated chapters in English cultural history, the acrimonious quarrel between the "ancients" and the "moderns" which Jonathan Swift dubbed "the Battle of the Books." The dispute that amused and excited the English world of letters from 1690 until the 1730s was, Levine shows, an installment in the long-standing debate about the relationship of classical learning to modern life."--Jacket.