Farmers for the kingdom of Heaven. Agrarian catechisms in southern Italy in the late enlightenment and the limitations of technical publications

Date: 
Monday, March 21, 2011
Resource Type:
Mass Media Article | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Comics, Books, and Newspapers
Audience: 
General Public | Scientists
Discipline: 
Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | History/policy/law | Technology
Organization:
University of Bari ‘Aldo Moro’
Description: 

Catechism, a literary genre of a religious origin, was once employed in the teaching of ‘lay’ subjects, especially of a technical nature. This is a review of this past editorial tradition which illustrates the potentialities and the limitations of agrarian catechisms, with a special focus on their spreading across Southern Italy in the late Enlightenment. This paper reflects on whether a book was the best instrument to hand down procedures and notions to people who supposedly were illiterate or unschooled.

Citation
ISSN:
1824-2049
Publication Name: 
Journal of Science Communication
Volume: 
10
Number: 
1
Document:

Team Members

Francesco Paola de CegliaFrancesco Paola de CegliaAuthor

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