Manmade Marvels in Medieval Culture and Literature available in Hardcover
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- Palgrave Macmillan US
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 ContentsIntroduction: 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