biographical database on great ideas
September 2, 2004 6:31 PM   Subscribe

Malaspina Great Books. A biographical database on culture, in categories.
posted by plexi (2 comments total)
Also an advertising tool.
posted by plexi at 6:33 PM on September 2, 2004

Also with weird periodization/categorization. Charles Darwin is "Romantic"? William Blake is "classical"--like Jane Austen? Erasmus Darwin is "baroque"? The logic is not immediately apparent. And the biographical source material seems a bit on the scattershot side. In theory, a good idea; in practice, not somewhere I'd send my students. (For literature, at least, the Literary Encyclopedia is a far better resource.)
posted by thomas j wise at 7:07 PM on September 2, 2004

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