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Author Long, Pamela O.

Title Openness, secrecy, authorship : technical arts and the culture of knowledge from antiquity to the Renaissance / Pamela O. Long
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001
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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""
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-350) and index
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Subject Communication of technical information -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Intellectual property -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Learning and scholarship -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Technical writing -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Technology and civilization -- History -- To 1500.
Genre/Form Geschiedenis (vorm)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 00010152
ISBN 0801866065 (alk. paper)
0801872820 (electronic bk.)
9780801866067 (alk. paper)
9780801872822 (electronic bk.)