Table of contents for Openness, secrecy, authorship : technical arts and the culture of knowledge from antiquity to the Renaissance / Pamela O. Long.

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INTRODUCTION- Categories and Key Words: Local Meaning in Long-Term History

Chapter 1: Open Authorship with Ancient Traditions of Techne 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 the Other Arts

EPILOGUE - Values of Transmission and the New Sciences




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Technology and civilization History To 1500, Communication of technical information Europe History To 1500, Technical writing Europe History To 1500, Intellectual property Europe History To 1500, Learning and scholarship Europe History To 1500, Renaissance