"Henricus Glareanus’s (1488-1563) Chronologia of the Ancient World" by Anthony Grafton and Urs B. Leu
The Swiss scholar Henricus Glareanus devoted much of his life to studying and teaching Livy's Roman History and devising chronological tables from it. He encouraged his students to copy his handwritten annotations to these tables into their own copies of the History. This volume provides access to a surviving copy from one of Glareanus’s students, now kept at Princeton University Library.
"How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind" by Paul Erickson, Judy L. Klein, Lorraine Daston, Rebecca Lemov, Thomas Sturm, and Michael D. Gordin
In the United States at the height of the Cold War, roughly between the end of World War II and the early 1980s, a new project of redefining rationality commanded the attention of sharp minds, powerful politicians, wealthy foundations, and top military brass. Its home was the human sciences—psychology, sociology, political science, and economics, among others—and its participants enlisted in an intellectual campaign to figure out what rationality should mean and how it could be deployed.