Medieval Machine: The Industrial Revolution of the Middle Ages
Medieval Machine: The Industrial Revolution of the Middle Ages
by Jean Gimpel

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A close examination of the industrial life and institutions of the Middle Ages and of that inventiveness that laid the foundations for our present technologically oriented society Review:

The Middle Ages, writes French scholar Jean Gimpel, saw an extraordinary flourishing of technological development throughout Europe. With the era came waterwheels and clock towers, nearly uniform machine parts and improvements in public hygiene, vaulting cathedrals and towering city walls, and a notion of spiritual and earthly progress that promised better things to come. In analyzing the growth of precision in measurement and of the experimental sciences, and in considering the careers of medieval geniuses such as the architect-inventor Villard de Honnecourt, Gimpel clearly conveys the intellectual excitement of the time. Sadly, it was undone by religious intolerance, brutal warfare, and the arrival of the plague as quickly as it rose.

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Author: Jean Gimpel
Publisher: Penguin Books

Manufacturer: Penguin Books
EAN: 9780140045147
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 0140045147
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 192
Publication date: 1977-11-17
Release date: 1977-11-17
Language: English (Published)
Language: English (Original Language)
Language: English (Unknown)

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