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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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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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1958-
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Ingham, Patricia Clare
Dewey number
001.20902
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Middle Ages series
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  • New and old
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Technological innovations
  • Discoveries in geography
  • English literature
  • Civilization, Medieval
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The medieval new : ambivalence in an age of innovation, Patricia Clare Ingham
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-268) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: newfangled values -- Scholastic novelties -- Conjuring Roger Bacon -- Ingenious youth -- Little nothings -- Suspect economies -- Old worlds and new -- Afterword: an age innovation
Control code
FIEb17713419
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780812247060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1013404599
Label
The medieval new : ambivalence in an age of innovation, Patricia Clare Ingham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: newfangled values -- Scholastic novelties -- Conjuring Roger Bacon -- Ingenious youth -- Little nothings -- Suspect economies -- Old worlds and new -- Afterword: an age innovation
Control code
FIEb17713419
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780812247060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1013404599

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