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Animating empire : automata, the Holy Roman Empire, and the early modern world

Author: Jessica Keating
Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Recounts the histories of German clockwork automata, which were given as gifts and collected in the Holy Roman Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and Mughal Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Keating
ISBN: 9780271081496 027108149X
OCLC Number: 1035947381
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Early modern automata : an abridged history --
Ever more variations on theme at the court of Rudolf II --
The gifts that keep on giving --
A figure of speech --
Hapsburg-Ottoman diplomatic machinery --
Metamorphosis at the Mughal court --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jessica Keating.

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Recounts the histories of German clockwork automata, which were given as gifts and collected in the Holy Roman Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and Mughal Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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"A valuable contribution to our understanding of the visual and material culture of the Holy Roman Empire, and the role that objects such as automata played in political machinations and Read more...

 
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