Technology and Resource Use in Medieval Europe: Cathedrals, Mills and Mines

Technology and Resource Use in Medieval Europe: Cathedrals, Mills and Mines

by Elizabeth Smith
     
 

The 10 essays here are the result of a conference devoted to the study of medieval technology in April 1995. Taken together, they aim to help dispel the common misconception that medieval people somehow had to toil in a world bereft of technical innovation and ingenuity. The authors of the papers, all experts in their fields, show the Middle Ages not only to be a

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The 10 essays here are the result of a conference devoted to the study of medieval technology in April 1995. Taken together, they aim to help dispel the common misconception that medieval people somehow had to toil in a world bereft of technical innovation and ingenuity. The authors of the papers, all experts in their fields, show the Middle Ages not only to be a time of considerable technological development, but also the ways in which the technologies of building construction, manufacture and metallurgy were shaped by broader forces of culture, social identity, political ambition and the local environment.

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Contains ten essays which resulted from an April 1995 conference sponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies at Pennsylvania State University. The authors do more than just redeem the Middle Ages as a time of considerable technological development; they also show the many ways in which the technologies of building construction, manufacture, and metallurgy shaped and were in turn shaped by broader forces of culture, social identity, political ambition, and the local environment. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780860786702
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/01/1997
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.49(h) x 0.71(d)

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