Science and Technology in Medieval European Life

Science and Technology in Medieval European Life

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Describes how science and technology impacted the daily life of people during the Middle Ages
Despite the popular view of medieval Europe as a "Dark Age" of intellectual stagnation, scientific and technological achievement thrived during this time. As any vacationer to Europe knows, churches and castles remain lasting testaments to the ingenuity of that period in history. Through carefully chosen examples which are presented in easily accessible thematic chapters, Science and Technology in Medieval European Life demonstrates how these two aspects of human achievement, far from being ivory-tower enterprises, impacted the daily life of people in medieval Europe. These topics will also resonate with modern readers in their own daily lives.

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Aimed at college students and interested general readers, this reference presents a wealth of examples illustrating the impact of science and technology on daily life in medieval Europe. Wigelsworth (Calgary Institute for the Humanities) begins with an overview of the era, followed by a chronology. The main part of the volume is organized into nine chapters dealing with general themes (agriculture, transportation, medicine, etc.). Each of these is further divided into concise entries on individual topics (the crop system, road construction, and childbirth, for example). The volume concludes with a glossary and some suggestions for further reading. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780313337543 (alk. paper)
0313337543 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 609.40902 WIG
Characteristics: xxvii, 169 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Medieval European life

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