TY - BOOK ID - 32764 TI - Finding, Inheriting or Borrowing? AU - Althoff, Jochen AU - Berrens, Dominik AU - Pommerening, Tanja PY - 2019 SN - 9783839442364 9783837642360 DB - DOAB KW - Antiquity, Middle Ages KW - Knowledge Transfer KW - Universals KW - Cultural History KW - History of Astronomy KW - Eschatology KW - Ancient History KW - Medieval History KW - History UR - https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=search&query=rid:32764 AB - Since the dawn of humanity, people have developed concepts about themselves and the natural world in which they live. This volume aims at investigating the construction and transfer of such concepts between and within various ancient and medieval cultures. The single contributions try to answer questions concerning the sources of knowledge, the strategies of transfer and legitimation as well as the conceptual changes over time and space. After a comprehensive introduction, the volume is divided into three parts: The contributions of the first section treat various theoretical and methodological aspects. Two additional thematic sections deal with a special field of knowledge, i.e. concepts of the moon and of the end of the world in fire.