Science and Technology in Medieval European Life (Daily Life Through History Series)

Science and Technology in Medieval European Life (Daily Life Through History Series)

by Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313337543

ISBN-13: 9780313337543

Pub. Date: 09/01/2006

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Despite the popular view of medieval Europe as a Dark Age of intellectual stagnation, scientific and technological achievement thrived during this time. As any vacationer to Europe knows, churches and castles remain lasting testaments to the ingenuity of that period in history. Through carefully chosen examples which are presented in easily accessible thematic

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Despite the popular view of medieval Europe as a Dark Age of intellectual stagnation, scientific and technological achievement thrived during this time. As any vacationer to Europe knows, churches and castles remain lasting testaments to the ingenuity of that period in history. Through carefully chosen examples which are presented in easily accessible thematic chapters, Science and Technology in Medieval European Life demonstrates how these two aspects of human achievement, far from being ivory-tower enterprises, impacted the daily life of people in medieval Europe. These topics will also resonate with modern readers in their own daily lives.

This reference work begins with an historical introduction that situates medieval science and technology into its social, intellectual and religious context. Among the varied topics found in the chapters are: armor making, waterwheels and waterpower, chimneys, stained glass, communication technology, ship building, medicine both academic and village, mechanical clocks, calendar creation, and astrology. For those interested in pursuing further research into this area of history, the book concludes with a chronology of events, a suggested list of further reading and a glossary.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313337543
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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