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The medieval new : ambivalence in an age of innovation, Patricia Clare Ingham

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The medieval new : ambivalence in an age of innovation
Title
The medieval new
Title remainder
ambivalence in an age of innovation
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Clare Ingham
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Despite the prodigious inventiveness of the Middle Ages, the era is often characterized as deeply suspicious of novelty. But if poets and philosophers urged caution about the new, Patricia Clare Ingham contends, their apprehension was less the result of a blind devotion to tradition than a response to radical expansions of possibility in diverse realms of art and science. Discovery and invention provoked moral questions in the Middle Ages, serving as a means to adjudicate the ethics of invention and opening thorny questions of creativity and desire.The Medieval New concentrates on the preoccupation with newness and novelty in literary, scientific, and religious discourses of the twelfth through sixteenth centuries. Examining a range of evidence, from the writings of Roger Bacon and Geoffrey Chaucer to the letters of Christopher Columbus, and attending to histories of children's toys, the man-made marvels of romance, the utopian aims of alchemists, and the definitional precision of the scholastics, Ingham analyzes the ethical ambivalence with which medieval thinkers approached the category of the new. With its broad reconsideration of what the "newfangled" meant in the Middle Ages, The Medieval New offers an alternative to histories that continue to associate the medieval era with conservation rather than with novelty, its benefits and liabilities. Calling into question present-day assumptions about newness, Ingham's study demonstrates the continued relevance of humanistic inquiry in the so-called traditional disciplines of contemporary scholarship
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Cataloging source
P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ingham, Patricia Clare
Dewey number
001.209/02
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
B105.N4
LC item number
I54 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Middle Ages series
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  • Civilization, Medieval
  • English literature
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Technological innovations
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • New and old
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Discoveries in geography
  • English literature
  • New and old
  • Technological innovations
Label
The medieval new : ambivalence in an age of innovation, Patricia Clare Ingham
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 6. Old Worlds and New
  • Afterword. An Age of Innovation
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction. Newfangled Values
  • Chapter 1. Scholastic Novelties
  • Chapter 2. Conjuring Roger Bacon
  • Chapter 3. Ingenious Youth
  • Chapter 4. Little Nothings
  • Chapter 5. Suspect Economies
Control code
906874680
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812291230
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812291230
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt146zzbh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)906874680
Label
The medieval new : ambivalence in an age of innovation, Patricia Clare Ingham
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 6. Old Worlds and New
  • Afterword. An Age of Innovation
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction. Newfangled Values
  • Chapter 1. Scholastic Novelties
  • Chapter 2. Conjuring Roger Bacon
  • Chapter 3. Ingenious Youth
  • Chapter 4. Little Nothings
  • Chapter 5. Suspect Economies
Control code
906874680
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812291230
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812291230
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt146zzbh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)906874680

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