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Chicago Editorial Staff

Author of The Chicago Manual of Style

180+ Works 6,860 Members 34 Reviews 3 Favorited

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Image credit: University of Chicago, George R. Lawrence Co., copyright 1907

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Works by Chicago Editorial Staff

The Chicago Manual of Style (1906) 6,376 copies
Encyclopedia Britannica (1956) 25 copies
Medinet Habu 3 copies
Dreams in Stone 3 copies
The journal of modern history — Publisher — 2 copies

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Other names
University of Chicago Press
Birthdate
1860
Gender
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Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Places of residence
Chicago, Illinois, USA

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One of my professors once told me that this was the "bible for historians," and for anyone in the humanities in general, it is indispensable. It is at once a style guide, a sort of thesaurus, and a manual for writing term papers, theses, dissertations, and books. Sure, Turabian distills this book (and the sin of the latest Turabian is that in a misguided attempt to appeal to more people, they've added a parenthetical reference system to the footnote system she popularized), but sometimes you must turn to the Chicago for more information.

As a historian who works on maps, I am still angry that Chicago does not treat them as a source, just illustrations. (Which means Turabian denigrates them, but at least mentions them, and says to put them in quotes, like an article, instead of italics, like a book.) But, I digress. After a few hours of browsing through this book I think it is a good update, more examples, more citations from internet sources, etc.
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tuckerresearch | 31 other reviews | Sep 15, 2021 |
I love this book. First, I just browsed a bit, and as a language lover, I found every page interesting. Then, I put it to the test. Does it tell you not to split an infinitive? NO! Of course not. English isn't Latin, and furthermore, it gives great examples of when you must split an infinitive for your sentence to make sense. The same holds for the ridiculous rule of not putting a preposition at the end of a sentence. Great advice there as well. I now feel confident turning to this book for tricky questions of grammar and punctuation, or just to pass away a few minutes reading it for enjoyment. So far, the lengthy index has made what I was looking for easy to find.… (more)
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