Proto-Scientific Revolution or Cookbook Science? Early gunnery manuals in the craft treatise tradition

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Craft Treatises and Handbooks, ISSN: 1766-7593, Page: 221-236

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10.1484/m.dda-eb.5.102157; 10.1484/m.dda-eb.5.102157retrieved
Walton, Steven A.
Brepols Publishers NV
Social and Behavioral Sciences
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This book is devoted to the study of medieval manuscripts of a technical nature that provide information about manual activities such as textile industry, metallurgy, painting and illumination. The high level of specialization of these crafts involved the need to rely on recipe books, handbooks and treatises. These texts illustrate the various aspects of transmission and dissemination of technical knowledge as well as the written culture of medieval craftsmen.