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Manmade Marvels in Medieval Culture and Literature

Manmade Marvels in Medieval Culture and Literature

by S. Lightsey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403974419
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 09/24/2007
Series: The New Middle Ages
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

Scott Lightsey is Assistant Professor of medieval English at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta. His studies of Middle English political, travel, and romance literatures are complemented by a love of antiquated machinery developed over two decades of researching and restoring vintage European motorcycles. He lives in Decatur, Georgia, with his wife and two children.

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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