ERIC Number: ED040608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Poverty of Philology: The Need for New Directions in Classics and Medieval Studies.
This review of current attitudes and procedures in the study of philology in graduate schools reveals problems contributing to a weakening of programs in classics and medieval studies. Departmental rivalry and compartmentalization of subject matter among philology, history, and social studies are severely criticized and serve as the stimulus for several proposals for change which are intended to lead to interdisciplinary programs and improved methodological approaches in the study of philology. The author argues that, as a methodology, philology must directly adapt to new needs and circumstances which involve the social sciences in order to maintain its own intellectual freedom. (RL)
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Authoring Institution: American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY.
Note: In ACLS Newsletter, v20 n3 pl-7 Apr 1969