The Battle of the Books: History and Literature in the Augustan Age

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Joseph M. Levine provides a witty and erudite account of one of the most celebrated chapters in English cultural history, the acrimonious quarrel between the "ancients" and the "moderns" which Jonathan Swift dubbed "the Battle of the Books." The dispute that amused and excited the English world of letters from 1690 until the 1730s was, Levine shows, an installment in the long-standing debate about the relationship of classical learning to modern life.

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Joseph M. Levine is Professor of History at Syracuse University.

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"The existence of this book is testimony that victory went to the moderns, for Levine's work exemplifies extensive, thoughtful and scrupulously documented use of source materials in the best philological tradition. . . Ideas about literature in this period-and the history of its history-have never been in sharper focus."―James R. Aubrey, The Eighteenth Century

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