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What"s happened to the humanities?

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States.,
  • United States

Subjects:

  • Humanities -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.,
  • Humanities -- Philosophy.,
  • Learning and scholarship -- United States -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Alvin Kernan.
ContributionsKernan, Alvin B.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsAZ183.U5 W47 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 267 p. ;
Number of Pages267
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL990001M
ISBN 100691011559
LC Control Number96028325

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