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The Future of the Past

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – April 2003

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A fascinating tour of the past as it exists today, and of the dangers that threaten it, through incisive portraits of our attempts to maintain it: the high-tech struggles to save the Great Sphinx and the Ganges; the efforts to preserve Latin within the Vatican; the digital glut inside the National Archives, which may have caused more information to be lost than ever before; and an oral culture threatened by a "new" technology: writing itself. Stille explores not simply the past, but our ideas about the past and how they will have to change if our past is to have a future."

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ISBN-13: 9780312420949
ISBN-10: 0312420943
Pagini: 368
Dimensiuni: 140 x 216 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.5 kg
Ediția: Reprint
Editura: Picador USA

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Alexander Stille is the author of Excellent Cadavers: The Mafia and the Death of the First Italian Republic and Benevolence and Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families Under Fascism. He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and lives in New York City.

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