Review: The Medieval New: Ambivalence in an Age of Innovation

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The Medieval New both is and isn't a book about technology in the usual sense, and it is also a book that speaks well beyond the time period it covers. Throughout, Patricia Ingham has one eye firmly and cautiously watching the present and our ideas about innovation (with its root, nova, "new," always on her mind) as she examines how the Middle Ages dealt with change and novelty.

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Technology and Culture