Finding, Inheriting or Borrowing? : The Construction and Transfer of Knowledge in Antiquity and the Middle Ages / Jochen Althoff, Dominik Berrens, Tanja Pommerening.
Contributor(s): Althoff, Jochen [editor.] | Berrens, Dominik [editor.] | Pommerening, Tanja [editor.].Material type: BookSeries: Mainzer Historische Kulturwissenschaften ; 39.Publisher: Bielefeld : transcript-Verlag, Copyright date: ©2019Description: 1 online resource (408 p.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783839442364.Subject(s): Ancient History | Cultural History | Eschatology | History of Astronomy | History | Knowledge Transfer | Medieval History | Middle Ages | Universals | HISTORY / Social HistoryOnline resources: Open Access | Cover
Frontmatter -- CONTENT -- Preface and Acknowledgements -- The Construction and Transfer of Knowledge in the Pre-Modern Era -- Transmitting Symbolic Concepts from the Perspective of Cultural Cognition - The Acquisition and Transfer of Folk-biological Knowledge -- The Transfer of Knowledge from Mesopotamia to Egypt -- Epistemology in the Biblical Tradition - Judean Knowledge-Building, Scribal Craftsmanship, and Scribal Culture -- Bodies of Texts, Bodies of Tradition - Medical Expertise and Knowledge of the Body among Rabbinic Jews in Late Antiquity -- The Reception and Rejection of "Foreign" Astronomical Knowledge in Byzantium -- "He assigned Him as the Jewel of the night" - The Knowledge of the Moon in Mesopotamian Texts of the Late Second and First Millennia BCE -- Shapeshifter - Knowledge of the Moon in Graeco-Roman Egypt -- Concepts Concerning the Moon in Plutarch's De facie in orbe lunae - Found, Inherited, or Borrowed Ideas -- Conclusion - Of Moon and Men: Observations about the Knowledge of the Moon in Antiquity -- Know Your Sources Before You Argue - Minucius Felix and Augustine of Hippo on the Conflagration -- The Idea of an Apocalyptic Fire According to the Old and Middle Iranian Sources -- Poets, Prophets, and Philosophers - The End of the World According to Otto von Freising -- The Ragnarǫk Myth in Scandinavia - Finding, Inheriting, and Borrowing -- Conclusion - The End of the World in Fire -- About the Authors -- Authors and Texts Cited -- General index
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The creation and justification of knowledge in antiquity and the Middle Ages gives rise to several questions: How is `foreign' knowledge given authority? What are the mechanisms of legitimation? Are the ascriptions by the sources concerning the origin of knowledge as either inherited or borrowed traceable and comprehensible or artificial and unfounded? Does transferred knowledge create new concepts during the act of borrowing?To answer these questions, the volume is divided into three parts: After a section on theoretical and methodological considerations, two thematic sections deal with a special field of knowledge, i.e. on concepts of the moon and of the end of the world in fire.
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