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Description - Openness, Secrecy, Authorship by Pamela O. Long

Openness, Secrecy, Authorship combines intellectual history with the history of science and technology to explore the culture of knowledge. From ancient Greece to Renaissance Europe, Pamela O. Long traces the definitions, limitations, and traditions of intellectual and scientific creation and attribution, examining the rise, wane, and resurgence of priority in the crediting and lionizing of authors. Illuminating the creation and reconfiguration of ideas like "trade secrets," "plagiarism," "mechanical arts," and "scribal culture," her historical study complicates prevailing assumptions about the history of authorship and the production of knowledge while inviting a closer look at issues that define so much of our society and thought to this day.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801880612
ISBN-10: 0801880610
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Pamela O. Long

Pamela O. Long is a historian who has taught at Barnard College,St. Mary's College of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins University. She has been a fellow at the Folger Institute for Renaissance and Eighteenth Century Studies, a Senior Fellow at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at M.I.T, an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize fellow at the American Academy in Rome, and a fellow at the Davis Center at Princeton University. Her articles have appeared in Isis, Technology and Culture, and elsewhere. She is the editor of Science and Technology in Medieval Society; and the author of Technology, Society and Culture in Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 1300-1600; and Technology and Society in the Medieval Centuries: Byzantium, Islam and the West, 500-1300.

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