Openness, Secrecy, Authorship: Technical Arts and the Culture of Knowledge from Antiquity to the Renaissance.
History of the ever-changing concept of authorship. Who owns knowledge? Princes, republics, the author/creator? Is creative work for the public good or private benefit? Especially interesting to historians of science and technology. Publ at $61.JHUP, 2001. Hb, Dj. NEW. $40.00