Technology of the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds, 1st Edition

  • Emily Sebastian
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  • ISBN-10: 150810039X
  • ISBN-13: 9781508100393
  • DDC: 609.02
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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While the medieval period is often written off as a backward and benighted era, it was, in fact, marked by advances in wind and water power, agriculture, navigation, timekeeping, and military technology. The invention of the printing press near the end of the Middle Ages ushered in the early modern period. The achievements of this era in particular the fabrication of scientific instruments, the development of commerce, rising urbanization, and the invention of the steam engine laid the groundwork for the Industrial Revolution. Readers will be engrossed by this information-packed title and come away with a real understanding of how technology develops over time, building, by fits and spurts, on the technology already in use.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Power Sources.
2: Agriculture.
3: Crafts and Commerce.
4: Military Technology.
5: Transportation, Communication, and Science.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.