Publisher description for Classical influences on Western thought A.D. 1650-1870 : proceedings of an international conference held at King's College, Cambridge, March 1977 / edited by R. R. Bolgar.


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The third international conference on classical influences took place in Cambridge in 1977 under the title 'Classical Influences in Western Education, Philosophy and Social Theory'. Dr Bolgar has here collected and edited the proceedings and produced a volume which attempts to relate the progress of classical studies to the general history of ideas from the mid-seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century. The book should be of interest to specialists in classical studies, to students of the literature of the period, and to students of eighteenth-century French, Italian and American history.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Civilization, Western -- Congresses.
Europe -- Intellectual life -- Congresses.
Classical antiquities -- Congresses.