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List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Part One The Archaic Age 1. Permanence: Egypt, 2500 B.C.E. 2. Astonishment: Mesopotamia, circa 1900 B.C.E. 3. Enterprise: Aegean Sea, circa 725 B.C.E. 4. Tremor: Northern Kingdom of Israel, 500 B.C.E. Part Two The Philosophical Age 5. Exile: The Desert of Moab, 450 B.C.E. 6. Synthesis: The Hellenic Archipelago, 500 B.C.E. 7. Closure: Athens, circa 400 B.C.E. Part Three The Theological Age 8. Distance: Nicaea, 325 C.E. 9. Trembling: Hippo, 410 10. Space: The Northern Forest, 1100 11. Perspective: Mount Ventoux, April 1336 12. Ambivalence: Florence, 1503 Part Four The Scientific Age 13. Mortuus sum: Bordeaux, 1574 14. Nothing: Regensburg, May 8, 1654 15. Night: Neuberg, November 10, 1619 Part Five The Subjective Age 16. Formless: Konigsberg, 1780 17. Severance: Wetzlar, November 1772 18. Blue Yonder: Tubingen, 1810 19. Eden: Upstate New York, September 22, 1827 Part Six The Mathematical Age 20. Flatness: Murnau, Bavaria, 1908 21. No Exit: Buenos Aires, April 1941 22. Here: Woodstock, NY, August 29, 1952 23. Nowhere: The Moon, July 21, 1969, 3:58 A.M. BST Afterword Notes Bibliography Index

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Didier Maleuvre is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of The Religion of Reality: Inquiry into the Self, Art, and Transcendence and Museum Memories: History, Technology, Art.


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