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The restoration of perfection : labor and technology in medieval culture

Author: George Ovitt
Publisher: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, ©1987.
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Genre/Form: History
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Ovitt, George, 1948-
Restoration of perfection.
New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)572735527
Online version:
Ovitt, George, 1948-
Restoration of perfection.
New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)609855442
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Ovitt
ISBN: 0813512352 9780813512358
OCLC Number: 14692270
Description: xiii, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Progress and providence in the Middle Ages --
God as craftsman and man as custodian: The hexaemeral literature --
Labor and the foundations of monasticism --
The mechanical arts in the order of knowledge --
The secularization of labor --
Silent workers: craftsmen, peasants, and women --
Conclusion: The loss of perfection.
Responsibility: George Ovitt, Jr.

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