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Book
467 pages ; 23 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xiii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • Encyclopedism in the Mamluk Empire
  • Structures of knowledge
  • Sources of knowledge
  • Encyclopedism and empire
  • Working methods
  • The reception of the Ultimate ambition.
Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri was a fourteenth-century Egyptian polymath and the author of one of the greatest encyclopedias of the medieval Islamic world--a thirty-one-volume work entitled The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition. A storehouse of knowledge, this enormous book brought together materials on nearly every conceivable subject, from cosmology, zoology, and botany to philosophy, poetry, ethics, statecraft, and history. Composed in Cairo during the golden age of Islamic encyclopedic activity, the Ultimate Ambition was one of hundreds of large-scale compendia, literary anthologies, dictionaries, and chronicles produced at this time--an effort that was instrumental in organizing the archive of medieval Islamic thought. In the first study of this landmark work in a European language, Elias Muhanna explores its structure and contents, sources and influences, and reception and impact in the Islamic world and Europe. He sheds new light on the rise of encyclopedic literature in the learned cities of the Mamluk Empire and situates this intellectual movement alongside other encyclopedic traditions in the ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and Enlightenment periods. He also uncovers al-Nuwayri's world: a scene of bustling colleges, imperial chanceries, crowded libraries, and religious politics. Based on award-winning scholarship, The World in a Book opens up new areas in the comparative study of encyclopedic production and the transmission of knowledge.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691175560 20180604
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
118 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles ; 21 cm
  • Préface de Catherine Bréchignac -- Les auteurs -- Avant-propos -- Chronologie -- Qu'est-ce que l'Encyclopédie ? -- L'Encyclopédie, entre héritages et innovations -- L'esprit des Lumières -- L'Encyclopédie : une histoire éditoriale mouvementée -- Prémices et années de préparation -- Dynamique et aléas d'une parution progressive -- La bataille de la publication -- Une oeuvre collective -- Diderot, un maître d'oeuvre de génie -- D'Alembert, le savant philosophe -- Jaucourt, l'encyclopédiste par excellence -- Une oeuvre polyphonique en continuelle transformation -- La question des attributions -- Héritages -- L'Encyclopédie à l'âge d'or des dictionnaires -- L'exploitation des séries académiques -- L'art de la compilation -- Savoirs vivants -- D'Alembert à la pointe des sciences mathématiques -- Les avancées de la médecine dans l'Encyclopédie -- Les recherches les plus récentes sur l'électricité -- Turgot, pionnier d'une nouvelle science : l'étymologie -- La chimie, une science désormais autonome -- De l'hippiatrie à l'avènement de la médecine vétérinaire -- L'Encyclopédie : une oeuvre critique -- Critique politique -- Critique religieuse -- Dénonciation des barbaries -- Combats pour une autre morale -- Combats contre les interdits de pensée -- Critique des savoirs et de leur transmission -- La description des arts -- Les arts et les métiers enfin reconnus -- Les précurseurs -- La description encyclopédique -- Les volumes de planches -- Une organisation éditoriale particulière -- La manufacture des volumes des planches -- Les contributeurs des volumes des planches -- L'organisation des savoirs : système ou labyrinthe ? -- Le réseau des connaissances -- L'aventure d'une exploration -- Suites et métamorphoses -- L'Encyclopédie aujourd'hui -- Une édition originale de l'Encyclopédie : l'exemplaire de la Bibliothèque Mazarine -- Une édition numérique, collaborative et critique de l'Encyclopédie -- Bibliographie sommaire.
"L'Encyclopédie fut l'ouvrage-phare du Siècle des Lumières. Mais n'est-elle plus, au XXIe siècle, qu'un monument à admirer de loin ? L'objectif de cet ouvrage est de donner envie de la découvrir ou de la redécouvrir. On trouvera ici l'essentiel de ce qu'on sait aujourd'hui sur ces 28 volumes publiés entre 1751 et 1772 par Diderot, D'Alembert et Jaucourt, troisième - éditeur méconnu : ce que fut cette gigantesque entreprise éditoriale, sa construction, ses buts, ses ambitions, les obstacles rencontrés. On suivra l'histoire mouvementée de sa publication. On verra comment cette oeuvre aux multiples héritages, est aussi le fruit de multiples innovations, grâce aux nombreux scientifiques, philosophes, écrivains, graveurs et dessinateurs, tous parmi les meilleurs de l'époque. Qui a fait quoi ? Comment ? Pourquoi ? Dans quel contexte ? Telles sont les questions auxquelles ce livre espère répondre simplement. À partir des matériaux rassemblés pour l'Édition Numérique Collaborative et CRitique de l'Encyclopédie (ENCCRE), mise en ligne en octobre 2017, et grâce aux recherches historiques les plus récentes, les auteurs invitent à un voyage à travers des savoirs encore vivants, dont les résonances sociales et politiques sont en grande partie d'actualité : la place de la rationalité et de l'esprit critique mérite toujours d'être défendue."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxvii, 327 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 25 cm.
The encyclopedic compilation Liber Floridus, created by the Flemish canon Lambert of Saint-Omer in the early twelfth century, survives not only in the form of his famous autograph, but also in a considerable number of later manuscripts which transformed the knowledge assembled by him and which became starting points for new appraisals of their texts and images. Shaping Knowledge examines the processes which determined this transfer over the centuries and evaluates the specific achievements of the different generations of scribes and illuminators. Taking account of the full range of manuscripts which transmit material from the Liber Floridus and focusing in more detail on three of them - now in the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbuttel, in the Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden and in the Abdijarchief of Tongerlo - it shows that the makers of these manuscripts did not merely select and copy material from the Liber Floridus, but also organized images and texts in new ways, sought out different exemplars for them and embarked on compilatory activities of their own. These relationships at the textual, visual and conceptual levels are lenses through which we can observe the networks subsisting among the manuscripts linked to the Liber Floridus and the much broader group of encyclopedic compilations to which they belong. Sixteen colour plates and one hundred black-and-white figures document the role of the visual and material dimensions of the manuscripts in the processes of transmission.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908590725 20180709
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xx, 389, 29 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
East Asia Library
Book
157 pages : maps ; 21 cm
  • L'Encyclopédie est-elle perfectible -- L'Encyclopédie au quotidien : incidences du réel, échos d'une tâche ingrate dans la correspondance de Diderot -- La morale : l'Arlésienne de l'Encyclopédie ? -- La fin de l'Encyclopédie, c'est sa fin -- L'Encyclopédie est-elle une promesse -- Le projet de vocabulaire russe de Diderot -- Les traductions de l'Encyclopédie : Pin(ter)compréhension manquée ?
"Pourquoi 250 ans après, ouvrir l'Encyclopédie ? Parce que la société de gens de lettres qui lui a donné vie a répondu de manière exemplaire à une question qui est encore la nôtre au XXIe siècle, à savoir comment l'homme peut-il lutter contre les formes d'oppression et de terreur qui l'enserrent voire l'anéantissent ? Aujourd'hui, la confusion du politique et du religieux est d'une sinistre actualité par la montée en puissance d'un prétendu État islamique, ou de "Républiques religieuses" qui sont, en réalité, de véritables théocraties et dans l'essor de mouvements fondamentalistes y compris dans les pays démocratiques. Or le combat des encyclopédistes, leur analyse critique de la superstition, du fanatisme et des formes d'intolérance en général peut nous aider à fourbir nos propres armes de résistance à toutes les formes d'intégrisme, pour écraser ce que Voltaire et les encyclopédistes appelaient "l'infâme" et que nous appelons la barbarie criminelle."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xviii, 442 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Plymouth 1896
  • The adman
  • Printing house square
  • The Cairo correspondent
  • The assistant manager
  • The American scheme
  • Ten
  • A dinner for Mr. Chisholm
  • The supplemental volumes
  • Half a million goats
  • Anglosphere
  • Plan B: a book war
  • Chaos
  • High Holborn
  • The single organism
  • War and peace
  • The dreadnaught launch
  • Offenses
  • Postscript.
"The audacious, improbable tale of 20th century American hucksterism, outlandish daring, and vision that resurrected a dying Encyclopedia Britannica in collaboration with a floundering London Times, its astonishing success that changed publishing and that produced the Britannica's eleventh edition (published between 1910 and 1911), the most revered edition of English-language encyclopedias (all 44 million words), considered by many to be "the last great work of the age of reason" (Hans Koening, the New Yorker)"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xviii, 442 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"The audacious, improbable tale of 20th century American hucksterism, outlandish daring, and vision that resurrected a dying Encyclopedia Britannica in collaboration with a floundering London Times, its astonishing success that changed publishing and that produced the Britannica's eleventh edition (published between 1910 and 1911), the most revered edition of English-language encyclopedias (all 44 million words), considered by many to be "the last great work of the age of reason" (Hans Koening, the New Yorker)"-- Provided by publisher.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xxxii, 318 pages ; 20 cm.
  • The first book: on the heavens and the earth
  • The heavens
  • Meteorological phenomena
  • The nights and days
  • The earth, mountains, seas, islands, rivers, and springs
  • The natures of different nations and the inherent dispositions of their inhabitants
  • The second book: on the human being
  • The life stages and nature of the human being
  • Proverbs and parables
  • Praise, invective, entertaining anecdotes, wine, and music
  • On the ruler, his subjects, and advisers; and on the craft of secretaryship
  • The third book: on the mute beasts
  • Carnivorous animals
  • Other wild beasts
  • Livestock
  • Venomous creatures
  • Birds and fish
  • The fourth book: on plants
  • Vegetables and foodstuffs
  • Trees and fruit
  • Aromatic plants
  • Gum resins, mannas, and saps
  • Aromatics, sexual medicines, and the magical properties of nature
  • The fifth book: on history
  • Adam and Eve
  • On the history of the Mamluk State.
An astonishing record of the knowledge of a civilization, The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition catalogues everything known to exist from the perspective of a 14th-century Egyptian scholar and litterateur. More than 9,000 pages and 30 volumes--here abridged to one volume, and translated into English for the first time--it contains entries on everything from medieval moon-worshiping cults, sexual aphrodisiacs, and the substance of clouds, to how to get the smell of alcohol off one's breath, the deliciousness of cheese made from buffalo milk, and the nesting habits of flamingos. Similar works by Western authors, including Pliny's Natural History, have been available in English for centuries. This ground-breaking translation of a remarkable Arabic text--expertly abridged and annotated--offers a look at the world through the highly literary and impressively knowledgeable societies of the classical Islamic world. Meticulously arranged and delightfully eclectic, it is a compendium to be treasured--a true monument of erudition.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780143107484 20161024
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
28, 21 leaves : facsimiles ; 50 cm + 1 publication supplement ; 34 cm
這兩卷《永樂大典 》為〈紙〉字韻下的〈子〉字卷, ..., 卷一〇二七〇《教世子》及卷一〇二七一《文王世子篇》。
East Asia Library
Book
2, 2, 261 pages ; 25 cm
East Asia Library
Book
xiii, 223 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • Nebrija and the ancients
  • Arabic, Nahuatl, Tuscan, Tagalog...
  • From the shores of Tripoli to the halls of Montezuma
  • Margins of vocabularies.
In 1495, the Spanish humanist Antonio de Nebrija published a Spanish-to-Latin dictionary that became a best seller. Over the next century it was revised dozens of times, in nine European cities. As these dictionaries made their way around the globe in this age of encounters, their lists of Spanish words became frameworks for dictionaries of non-Latin languages. What began as Spanish to Latin became Spanish to Arabic, French, English, Tuscan, Nahuatl, Mayan, Quechua, Aymara, Tagalog, and more. Tracing the global influence of Nebrija's dictionary, Byron Ellsworth Hamann, in this interdisciplinary, deeply researched book, connects pagan Rome, Muslim Spain, Aztec Tenochtitlan, Elizabethan England, the Spanish Philippines, and beyond, revealing new connections in world history. The Translations of Nebrija re-creates the travels of people, books, and ideas throughout the early modern world and reveals the adaptability of Nebrija's text, tracing the ways heirs and pirate printers altered the dictionary in the decades after its first publication. It reveals how entries in various editions were expanded to accommodate new concepts, such as for indigenous languages in the Americas -- a process with profound implications for understanding pre-Hispanic art, architecture, and writing. It shows how words written in the margins of surviving dictionaries from the Americas shed light on the writing and researching of dictionaries across the early modern world. Exploring words and the dictionaries that made sense of them, this book charts new global connections and challenges many assumptions about the early modern world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781625341709 20160619
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
x, 214 pages ; 23 cm
  • Open politics
  • Sorting collaboration out
  • The governance of forceful statements : from ad-hocracy to ex corpore
  • Organizational exit and the regime of computation
  • Controversy in action.
Few virtues are as celebrated in contemporary culture as openness. Rooted in software culture and carrying more than a whiff of Silicon Valley technical utopianism, openness - of decision-making, data, and organizational structure - is seen as the cure for many problems in politics and business. But what does openness mean, and what would a political theory of openness look like? With Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness, Nathaniel Tkacz uses Wikipedia, the most prominent product of open organization, to analyze the theory and politics of openness in practice - and to break its spell. Through discussions of edit wars, article deletion policies, user access levels, and more, Tkacz enables us to see how the key concepts of openness - including collaboration, adhocracy, and the splitting of contested projects through "forking" - play out in reality. The resulting book is the richest critical analysis of openness to date, one that roots media theory in messy reality and thereby helps us move beyond the vaporware promises of digital utopians and take the first steps toward truly understanding what openness does, and does not, have to offer.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226192277 20160618
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
1 volume ; 50 cm + 1 booklet.
本书据德国柏林国家图书馆藏"永乐大典"原大仿真影印,共计一册三卷,即卷7078-7080,内容是唐宪宗十二,十三,十四.
East Asia Library
Book
3, 3, 175 pages ; 26 cm.
East Asia Library
Book
1 online resource (312 pages)
With an emphasis on peer-produced content and collaboration, Wikipedia exemplifies a departure from traditional management and organizational models. This iconic "project" has been variously characterized as a hive mind and an information revolution, attracting millions of new users even as it has been denigrated as anarchic and plagued by misinformation. Have Wikipedia's structure and inner workings promoted its astonishing growth and enduring public relevance? In Common Knowledge?, Dariusz Jemielniak draws on his academic expertise and years of active participation within the Wikipedia community to take readers inside the site, illuminating how it functions and deconstructing its distinctive organization. Against a backdrop of misconceptions about its governance, authenticity, and accessibility, Jemielniak delivers the first ethnography of Wikipedia, revealing that it is not entirely at the mercy of the public: instead, it balances open access and power with a unique bureaucracy that takes a page from traditional organizational forms. Along the way, Jemielniak incorporates fascinating cases that highlight the tug of war among the participants as they forge ahead in this pioneering environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804789448 20180530
Book
xvi, 293 pages ; 24 cm
  • Wikipedia in short : numbers, rules, and editors
  • Formal roles and hierarchy : a cabal that rules the world
  • Conflict resolution on Wikipedia : why die for Danzig?
  • Bureaucracy and control : Big Brother is watching
  • Trust in people and trust in procedures : the truth is out there
  • Between anarchy and bureaucracy : Wikimedia governance
  • Leadership transformed : the pros and cons of benevolent dictatorship
  • The knowledge revolution at the gates.
With an emphasis on peer-produced content and collaboration, Wikipedia exemplifies a departure from traditional management and organizational models. This iconic "project" has been variously characterized as a hive mind and an information revolution, attracting millions of new users even as it has been denigrated as anarchic and plagued by misinformation. Have Wikipedia's structure and inner workings promoted its astonishing growth and enduring public relevance? In Common Knowledge?, Dariusz Jemielniak draws on his academic expertise and years of active participation within the Wikipedia community to take readers inside the site, illuminating how it functions and deconstructing its distinctive organization. Against a backdrop of misconceptions about its governance, authenticity, and accessibility, Jemielniak delivers the first ethnography of Wikipedia, revealing that it is not entirely at the mercy of the public: instead, it balances open access and power with a unique bureaucracy that takes a page from traditional organizational forms. Along the way, Jemielniak incorporates fascinating cases that highlight the tug of war among the participants as they forge ahead in this pioneering environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804789448 20180530
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
318 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Une encyclopédie européenne à la fin du Moyen Âge -- La traduction de Jean Corbechon : des manuscrits aux imprimés -- Aux sources du Livre des proprietés des choses : quel(s) manuscrit(s) latin(s) Jean Corbechon a-t-il traduit(s) ? -- Libraires et imprimeurs : les éditeurs de Jean Corbechon de 1480 à la fin du XVIe siècle -- Jean Corbechon "revisité" : revoir, corriger et diffuser le Propriétaire en françois dans les incunables et les post-incunables -- Illustrer le Livre des proprietés des choses de Jean Corbechon : quelques accents particuliers -- Traductions et réception du de proprietatib us rer um dans les langues européennes -- Les "isles devers le northwest" dans le Livre des regions de Barthélemy l'Anglais -- Van den proprieteyten der dinghen : la traduction néerlandaise imprimée du De proprietatibus rerum et ses exemplaires -- Le De proprietatibus et l'Elucidari occitan : le cas du livre XVII -- Le Trattato di scienza universal de Vivaldo Belcalzer et la tradition du De proprietatibus rerum -- Les traductions en espagnol du De proprietatibus rerum de Bartholomaeus Anglicus -- La presencia del Liber de proprietatibus rerum de Bartolomé Anglico en la Clauis sapientiae de Lope de Barrientos -- Jean Corbechon l'international -- Liste des manuscrits cités -- Liste des éditions anciennes citées -- Des traductions de Barthélemy l'anglais.
"Le treizième siècle, dit "siècle de l'encyclopédisme", fonde dans le monde occidental le genre encyclopédique comme mode de diffusion privilégié du savoir avec une floraison d'oeuvres en latin et un mouvement qui s'étend aux langues vernaculaires et en particulier au français. Parmi elles, le De proprietatibus rerum du franciscain Barthélemy l'Anglais connaît une diffusion particulièrement importante en latin, avec plus de deux cents manuscrits et un grand nombre de versions vernaculaires à la fin du Moyen Âge. Ce succès médiéval se continue avec des éditions jusqu'à la fin du XVe siècle, aussi bien pour le texte latin que pour sa version française par le traducteur Jean Corbechon. Pourquoi une telle réception ? Les études réunies dans ce livre, parcours à travers les aires linguistiques et les siècles, permettent d'envisager l'encyclopédisme non comme un moment, mais comme un mouvement profondément ancré dans le monde occidental et de rendre compte de l'irruption du français et des autres langues européennes comme support linguistique de la science et de sa vulgarisation."--P. [4] of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
223 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
443 pages ; 23 cm.
East Asia Library