In the Vineyard of the Text A Commentary to Hugh's Didascalicon

ISBN-10: 0226372367

ISBN-13: 9780226372365

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Authors: Ivan Illich
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Description: In a work with profound implications for the electronic age, Ivan Illich explores how revolutions in technology affect the way we read and understand text.Examining the Didascalicon of Hugh of St. Victor, Illich celebrates the culture of the book from the twelfth century to the present. Hugh's work, at once an encyclopedia and guide to the art of reading, reveals a twelfth-century revolution as sweeping as that brought about by the invention of the printing press and equal in magnitude only to the changes of the computer age—the transition from reading as a vocal activity done in the monastery to reading as a predominantly silent activity performed by and for individuals.

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List price: $26.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 162
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Born in Vienna in 1926, Ivan Illich grew up in Europe. He studied theology, philosophy, history, and natural science. During the 1950s he worked as a parish priest among Puerto Ricans in the Hell's Kitchen section of New York City and then served as rector of the Catholic University of Puerto Rico. During the 1960s he founded centers for cross-cultural communication, first in Puerto Rico and then in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Since the late 1970s, he has divided his time among Mexico, the United States, and Germany. He is also a professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Penn State University. Illich's radical anarchist views first became widely known through a set of four books published during the early 1970s---Deschooling Society (1971), Tools for Conviviality (1973), Energy and Equity (1974), and Medical Nemesis (1976). Tools is the most general statement of Illich's principles; the other three expand on examples sketched in Today in order to critique what he calls "radical monopolies" in the technologies of education, energy consumption, and medical treatment. This critique applies equally to both the so-called developed and the developing nations but in different ways. Two subsequent collections of occasional pieces---Toward a History of Needs (1978) and Shadow Work (1981)---stress the distorting influence on society and culture of the economics of scarcity, or the presumption that economies function to remedy scarcities rather than to share goods. Toward a History of Needs also initiates a project in the history or archaeology of ideas that takes its first full-bodied shape in Gender (1982), an attempt to recover social experiences of female-male complementarity that have been obscured by the modern economic regime. H2O and the Waters of Forgetfulness (1985) extends this project into a history of "stuff." ABC:The Alphabetization of the Popular Mind (1988) carries Illich's project forward into the area of literacy, as does his most recent book, In the Vineyard of the Text (1993). In the Mirror of the Past (1992) is a collection of occasional essays and talks from the 1980s, linking his concerns with economics, education, history, and the new ideological meaning of life. Illich himself is a polymath who speaks at least six languages fluently and who writes regularly in three of these (English, Spanish, and German); his books have been translated into more than 15 other languages.

Introduction
Reading toward Wisdom
Incipit
Auctoritas
Studium
Disciplina
Sapientia
Lumen
The Page as Mirror
The New Self
Amicitia
Order, Memory, and History
Never Look Down on Anything
Ordo
Artes
The Treasure Chest in the Reader's Heart
The History of Memory
The Lawyer's Skill at the Service of Prayer
Memory Training as Prelude to Wisdom
Historia as Foundation
All Creation Is Pregnant
Monastic Reading
Meditation
Communities of Mumblers
The Page as a Vineyard and Garden
Lectio as a Way of Life
Otia Monastica
The Demise of the Lectio Divina
Lectio in Latin
Latin Monasticism
Gregorian Chant
The Latin Monopoly Over Letters
Scholastic Reading
Hugh Adds a Preface
The Duty to Read
In Spite of Slender Income
The Canon Regular Edifies by His Lectio
The Flipping of the Page
The New Cleric Monopolizes Letters
Silent Reading
The Scholastic Dictatio
From Recorded Speech to the Record of Thought
The Alphabet as a Technology
From the Trace of Utterance to the Mirror of Concept
From the Comment on a Story to the Story About a Subject
Ordinatio: Visible Patterns
Statim Inveniri: Instant Access
Alphabetic Indexing
Author Versus Compiler, Commentator, and Scribe
Layout
Illuminatio Versus Illustratio
The Portable Book
From Book to Text
Toward a History of the Text as Object
The Abstraction of the Text
Lingua and Textus
"All Things Are Pregnant"
Bibliography
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