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De Diversis Artibus (DDA 91 (N.S. 54))

Craft Treatises and Handbooks
The Dissemination of Technical Knowledge in the Middle Ages

R. Córdoba (ed.)
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326 p., 49 b/w ill., 156 x 234 mm, 2013
ISBN: 978-2-503-54439-7
Languages: English, French
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This collection explores the modes of transmission of technical knowledge in antiquity and the Middle Ages.

This book is devoted to the study of medieval manuscripts of a technical nature that provide information about manual activities such as textile industry, metallurgy, painting and illumination. The high level of specialization of these crafts involved the need to rely on recipe books, handbooks and treatises. These texts illustrate the various aspects of transmission and dissemination of technical knowledge as well as the written culture of medieval craftsmen.

Issu d’un colloque organisé à Cordoue en 2005, mais largement enrichi de nouveaux développements, de recherches récentes et de communications innovantes, le recueil étudie les modes de transmission des savoirs techniques dans l’Antiquité et le Moyen Âge, qu’il s’agisse du geste, de la parole et de l’écrit dans les domaines aussi divers que la tannerie, la cuisine, la fonderie, l’enluminure, le blanchiment ou l’attaque décorative des métaux.

Interest Classification:
Sciences & Technology
History of Science
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : main subdisciplines
Cultural & intellectual history

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