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In the Vineyard of the Text: A Commentary to Hugh's Didascalicon

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In a work with profound implications for the electronic age, Ivan Illich explores how revolutions in technology affect the way we read and understand text.

Examining the Didascalicon of Hugh of St. Victor, Illich celebrates the culture of the book from the twelfth century to the present. Hugh's work, at once an encyclopedia and guide to the art of reading, reveals a twelfth-century revolution as sweeping as that brought about by the invention of the printing press and equal in magnitude only to the changes of the computer age—the transition from reading as a vocal activity done in the monastery to reading as a predominantly silent activity performed by and for individuals.

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'In the Vineyard, as in all of Illich's writings, the search runs through accepted certainties, whatever their times and places, questioning them for truths still valid in the formation of personal wisdom.'-Mother Jerome von Nagel, O.S.B., Abbey of Regina LaudisThis book commemorates the dawn of scholastic reading. It tells about the emergence of an approach to letters that George Steiner calls bookish, and which for eight hundred years legitimated the establishment of western secular religion, and schooling its church.

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9780226372365
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Illich, Ivan
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University of Chicago Press
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General
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Reference
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Literature
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Questions & Answers
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History, criticism and surveys
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History and criticism
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REFERENCE / Trivia
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European
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20120231
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162
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9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , 'In the Vineyard, as in all of Illich's writings, the search runs through accepted certainties, whatever their times and places, questioning them for truths still valid in the formation of personal wisdom.'-Mother Jerome von Nagel, O.S.B., Abbey of Regina LaudisThis book commemorates the dawn of scholastic reading. It tells about the emergence of an approach to letters that George Steiner calls bookish, and which for eight hundred years legitimated the establishment of western secular religion, and schooling its church.
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