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Medieval Technology and Social Change : Galaxy Books - Lynn White

Medieval Technology and Social Change

Galaxy Books

Paperback Published: 31st December 1966
ISBN: 9780195002669
Number Of Pages: 224

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This study examines the role of technological innovation during the rise of social groups in the Middle Ages

"Excellent."--Louis P. Towles, Central Wesleyan College "The most stimulating book of the century on the history of technology...a positive delight."--Isis "At once an advance in the study of medieval technology and also the best introduction to the subject for the serious general reader."--The Economist "Still essential reading for students of Medieval studies. A must for those interested in Medieval technology and its impact on the development of western society."--Cecile-Marie Sastre, Flagler College "Excellent."--Louis P. Towles, Central Wesleyan College "The most stimulating book of the century on the history of technology...a positive delight."--Isis "At once an advance in the study of medieval technology and also the best introduction to the subject for the serious general reader."--The Economist "Still essential reading for students of Medieval studies. A must for those interested in Medieval technology and its impact on the development of western society."--Cecile-Marie Sastre, Flagler College

1. Stirrup, Mounted Shock Combat, Feudalism, and Chivalry I. The Classic Theory of the Origins of Feudalism and its Critics II. The Origin and Duffusion of the Stirrup III. Mounted Shock Combat and the Temper of Feudal Life

2. The Agricultural Revolution of the Early Middle Ages I. The Plough and the Manorial System II. The Discovery of Horse-Power III. The Three-Field Rotation and Improved Nutrition IV. The Northward Shift of Europe's Focus

3. The Medieval Exploration of Mechanical Power and Devices I. The Sources of Power II. The Development of Machine Design III. The Concept of a Power Technology

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ISBN: 9780195002669
ISBN-10: 0195002660
Series: Galaxy Books
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 31st December 1966
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.1  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.19