Humanism, Machinery, and Renaissance Literature Jessica Wolfe

ISBN: 9780521123761

Published: December 1st 2009

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320 pages


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Humanism, Machinery, and Renaissance Literature  by  Jessica Wolfe

Humanism, Machinery, and Renaissance Literature by Jessica Wolfe
December 1st 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 320 pages | ISBN: 9780521123761 | 6.21 Mb

Before the emergence of the modern concept of technology, sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century writers recognized the applicability of mechanical practices and objects to some of their most urgent moral, aesthetic, and political questions. ThisMoreBefore the emergence of the modern concept of technology, sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century writers recognized the applicability of mechanical practices and objects to some of their most urgent moral, aesthetic, and political questions.

This book explores how machinery and the practice of mechanics participated in the intellectual culture of Renaissance humanism. Harnessing the discipline of mechanics to their literary and philosophical concerns, writers (including Francis Bacon and Edmund Spenser) turned to machinery to consider instrumental means in a diverse range that spans rhetoric and pedagogy to diplomacy and courtly dissimulation.



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