Manmade Marvels in Medieval Culture and Literature

Manmade Marvels in Medieval Culture and Literature

by Scott Lightsey
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403974411

ISBN-13: 9781403974419

Pub. Date: 08/07/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This book examines marvels as tangible objects in the literary, courtly, and artisanal cultures of medieval England, but these clever devices, neither wholly semiotic nor purely positivist objects, are imbued with diverse cultural significance that illuminates in new ways the familiar literature of the Ricardian period.  See more details below

Overview

This book examines marvels as tangible objects in the literary, courtly, and artisanal cultures of medieval England, but these clever devices, neither wholly semiotic nor purely positivist objects, are imbued with diverse cultural significance that illuminates in new ways the familiar literature of the Ricardian period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403974419
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/07/2007
Series:
New Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.61(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Clever Devices, Marvelous Affinities By Angel's Hand: Langland, Richard II, and Craft Mirabilia The Medieval Economy of Wonder: Chaucer, Marvels, and Techne Bodies and Machines: the Subject of Technology Advice to Kings and the Pursuit of Marvels: Gower's Monstrous Body Politic Manufactured Marvels in Mandeville's Terrestrial Garden Conclusion: Marvelous Craft

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