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Openness, secrecy, authorship : technical arts and the culture of knowledge from antiquity to the Renaissance

Author: Pamela O Long
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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She argues that "a useful working definition of authorship permits a gradation of meaning between the poles of authority and originality,and guides us through the term's nuances with clarity rarely  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Geschiedenis (vorm)
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Long, Pamela O.
Openness, secrecy, authorship.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00010152
(OCoLC)44883619
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela O Long
ISBN: 0801872820 9780801872822 0801866065 9780801866067
OCLC Number: 51480789
Awards: Winner of Morris D. Forkosch Prize for the Best Book in Intellectual History 2004 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 364 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Note on Editions and Translations""; ""INTRODUCTION Categories and Key Words Local Meaning in Long-Term History""; ""Chapter 1 Open Authorship within Ancient Traditions of Techneµ and Praxis""; ""Chapter 2 Secrecy and Esoteric Knowledge in Late Antiquity""; ""Chapter 3 Handing Down Craft Knowledge""; ""Chapter 4 Authorship on the Mechanical Arts in the Last Scribal Age""; ""Chapter 5 Secrecy and the Esoteric Traditions of the Renaissance""; ""Chapter 6 Openness and Authorship I Mining, Metallurgy, and the Military Arts"" ""Chapter 7 Openness and Authorship II Painting, Architecture, and Other Arts""""Epilogue Values of Transmission and the New Sciences""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Responsibility: Pamela O. Long.

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