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The Construction and Transfer of Knowledge in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Since the dawn of humanity, people have developed concepts about themselves and the natural world in which they live. This volume aims at investigating the construction and transfer of such concepts between and within various ancient and medieval cultures. The single contributions try to answer questions concerning the sources of knowledge, the strategies of transfer and legitimation as well as the conceptual changes over time and space. After a comprehensive introduction, the volume is divided into three parts: The contributions of the first section treat various theoretical and methodological aspects. Two additional thematic sections deal with a special field of knowledge, i.e. concepts of the moon and of the end of the world in fire.

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2019-02-27, ca. 410 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4236-0

This product will be released at 27 February 2019

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Book title
Finding, Inheriting or Borrowing? The Construction and Transfer of Knowledge in Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 410
Features
kart., zahlr. z.T. farb. Abb.
ISBN
978-3-8376-4236-0
Commodity Group
1559
BIC-Code
HBTB HBLA HBLC
BISAC-Code
HIS054000 HIS002000 HIS037010
THEMA-Code
NHTB NHC NHDJ
Release date
2019-02-27
Edition
1
Topics
Kulturgeschichte
Readership
Ancient Near-Eastern Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Celtic Studies, Classical Philology, Egyptology, History of Science, Literary Studies, Medieval and Byzantine Studies
Keywords/Tags
Antiquity, Middle Ages, Knowledge Transfer, Universals, Cultural History, History of Astronomy, Eschatology, Ancient History, Medieval History, History

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