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Technology and resource use in medieval Europe : cathedrals, mills, and mines

Author: Elizabeth Bradford Smith; Michael Wolfe
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These essays seek to dispel the view that medieval people had to toil bereft of technical innovation. The authors show the ways in which the technologies of building construction, manufacture and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Technology and resource use in medieval Europe.
Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©1997
(OCoLC)605497948
Online version:
Technology and resource use in medieval Europe.
Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©1997
(OCoLC)608422303
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Bradford Smith; Michael Wolfe
ISBN: 0860786706 9780860786702
OCLC Number: 37552745
Notes: Essays from a conference held in April 1995.
Includes index.
Description: 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: new perspectives on medieval technology and resource use / Elizabeth Bradford Smith and Michael Wolfe --
Technological innovation in High Gothic architecture / Robert Mark --
The Rayonnant Gothic buttresses at Metz Cathedral / Sergio Sanabria and Kristina Luce --
Scale and scantling: technological issues in large-scale timberwork of the High Middle Ages / Lynn T. Courtenay --
The Gothic barn of England: icon of prestige and authority / Niall Brady --
The archaeology of water power in Britain before the Industrial Revolution / David Crossley --
'Advent and conquests' of the water mill in Italy / Paolo Squatriti --
Mechanization and the medieval English economy / Richard Holt --
Agricultural progress and agricultural technology in medieval Germany: an alternative model / Michael Toch --
Wood, iron, and water in the Othe Forest in the late Middle Ages: new findings and perspectives / Patrice Beck, Philippe Braunstein, and Michel Philippe / Weapons of war and late medieval cities: technological innovation and tactical changes / Bert Hall.
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Bradford Smith and Michael Wolfe.

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