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The Future of the Past - Alexander Stille

The Future of the Past - Alexander Stille

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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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Binding: Hardback

Number of Pages: 368

Year Published: 2002

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9780330375344

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