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Cathedral, Forge, and Waterwheel

Technology and Invention in the Middle Ages

Author: Frances Gies

Publisher: Harper Collins

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Category: History

Page: 368

View: 978

An illuminating look at the monumental inventions of the Middle Ages, by the authors of Life in a Medieval Castle.

Life in a Medieval Village

Author: Frances Gies

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 308

A lively, detailed picture of village life in the Middle Ages by the authors of Life in a Medieval City and Life in a Medieval Castle. "A good general introduction to the history of this period."--Los Angeles Times

Daily Life in the Byzantine Empire

Author: Marcus Louis Rautman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: History

Page: 342

View: 934

Discusses daily life in the Byzantine Empire, examining such topics as housing, clothing, food, medicine, religion, law, and folk tales.

Science and Technology in World History, Volume 2

Early Christianity, the Rise of Islam and the Middle Ages

Author: David Deming

Publisher: McFarland

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Category: History

Page: 237

View: 298

Science is a living, organic activity, the meaning and understanding of which have evolved incrementally over human history. This book, the second in a roughly chronological series, explores the evolution of science from the advents of Christianity and Islam through the Middle Ages, focusing especially on the historical relationship between science and religion. Specific topics include technological innovations during the Middle Ages; Islamic science; the Crusades; Gothic cathedrals; and the founding of Western universities. Close attention is given to such figures as Paul the Apostle, Hippolytus, Lactantius, Cyril of Alexandria, Hypatia, Cosmas Indicopleustes, and the Prophet Mohammed.

God's Philosophers

How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science

Author: James Hannam

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 410

This is a powerful and a thrilling narrative history revealing the roots of modern science in the medieval world. The adjective 'medieval' has become a synonym for brutality and uncivilized behavior. Yet without the work of medieval scholars there could have been no Galileo, no Newton and no Scientific Revolution. In "God's Philosophers", James Hannam debunks many of the myths about the Middle Ages, showing that medieval people did not think the earth is flat, nor did Columbus 'prove' that it is a sphere; the Inquisition burnt nobody for their science nor was Copernicus afraid of persecution; no Pope tried to ban human dissection or the number zero. "God's Philosophers" is a celebration of the forgotten scientific achievements of the Middle Ages - advances which were often made thanks to, rather than in spite of, the influence of Christianity and Islam. Decisive progress was also made in technology: spectacles and the mechanical clock, for instance, were both invented in thirteenth-century Europe. Charting an epic journey through six centuries of history, "God's Philosophers" brings back to light the discoveries of neglected geniuses like John Buridan, Nicole Oresme and Thomas Bradwardine, as well as putting into context the contributions of more familiar figures like Roger Bacon, William of Ockham and Saint Thomas Aquinas.

Buildings and Landmarks of Medieval Europe: The Middle Ages Revealed

The Middle Ages Revealed

Author: James B. Tschen-Emmons

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 347

View: 347

Through the use of images, diagrams, and detailed descriptions, this book enables readers to appreciate how the construction, design, and function of famous structures inform our understanding of societies of the past. • Supplies fascinating and interactive ways to learn about these buildings and the motivations of the people who created them • Spotlights buildings and structures that are visually compelling as well as historically significant in order to heighten readers' interest in the content • Ideally suited to support the emerging set of Common Core Standards for Social Studies that specifically calls for students to learn how to integrate information from diverse formats and media • Includes photographs of medieval buildings with descriptions and historical analysis, sidebars with additional info and primary sources, illustrations, a bibliography, and a glossary

WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE

Author: Joseph Gies

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 177

Correcting the omissions of traditional history, this is "a reliable survey of the real and varied roles played by women in the medieval period. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice

A Companion to Global Environmental History

Author: J. R. McNeill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 700

The Knight in History

Author: Frances Gies

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 262

A magisterial history of the origins, reality, and legend of the knight Born out of the chaos of the early Middle Ages, the armored and highly mobile knight revolutionized warfare and quickly became a mythic figure in history. From the Knights Templars and English knighthood to the crusades and chivalry, The Knight in History, by acclaimed medievalist Frances Gies, bestselling coauthor of Life in a Medieval Castle, paints a remarkable true picture of knighthood—exploring the knight’s earliest appearance as an agent of lawless violence, his reemergence as a dynamic social entity, his eventual disappearance from the European stage, and his transformation into Western culture’s most iconic hero.

Life in a Medieval City

Author: Frances Gies

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 433

For students, researchers, and history lovers, a look at day-to-day life in a rarely explored era. "About life and death, midwives and funerals, business, books and authors, and town government."--Choice

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