The Medieval New

Contrary to the common conception of the Middle Ages as an era opposed to innovation, The Medieval New demonstrates that medieval caution about the new was generated not by the blind appeal of tradition in a religiously conservative age, but as a response to radical expansions of possibility in realms of art and science.

The Medieval New
Ambivalence in an Age of Innovation

Patricia Clare Ingham

2015 | 288 pages | Cloth $65.00
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Newfangled Values

PART I. EX NIHILO
Chapter 1. Scholastic Novelties
Chapter 2. Conjuring Roger Bacon

PART II. INGENIUM
Chapter 3. Ingenious Youth
Chapter 4. Little Nothings

PART III. CURIOSITAS
Chapter 5. Suspect Economies
Chapter 6. Old Worlds and New

Afterword. An Age of Innovation

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments