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The Resource Rome : the first book of foundations, Michel Serres ; translated by Randolph Burks

Rome : the first book of foundations, Michel Serres ; translated by Randolph Burks

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Rome : the first book of foundations
Title
Rome
Title remainder
the first book of foundations
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Michel Serres ; translated by Randolph Burks
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Michel Serres first book in his 'foundations trilogy' is all about beginnings. The beginning of Rome but also about the beginning of society, knowledge and culture. Rome is an examination of the very foundations upon which contemporary society has been built.With characteristic breadth and lyricism, Serres leads the reader on a journey from a meditation the roots of scientific knowledge to set theory and aesthetics. He explores the themes of violence, murder, sacrifice and hospitality in order to urge us to avoid the repetitive violence of founding. Rome also provides an alternative and creative reading of Livy's Ab urbe condita which sheds light on the problems of history, repetition and imitation. First published in English in 1991, re-translated and introduced in this new edition, Michel Serres' Rome is a contemporary classic which shows us how we came to live the way we do"--
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Serres, Michel
Dewey number
937/.01
Index
no index present
LC call number
DG233.2
LC item number
.S4713 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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Burks, Randolph
Series statement
The foundations triology
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  • Livy
  • Rome
  • PHILOSOPHY / Political
  • PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics
  • Rome (Empire)
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Rome : the first book of foundations, Michel Serres ; translated by Randolph Burks
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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893894300
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9781472590152
Lccn
2015014542
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)893894300
Label
Rome : the first book of foundations, Michel Serres ; translated by Randolph Burks
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
893894300
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9781472590152
Lccn
2015014542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893894300

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