Medieval Technology and Social Change

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Clarendon Press, 1962 - Biography & Autobiography - 194 pages
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This study examines the role of technological innovation during the rise of social groups in the Middle Ages
 

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Essentially this is a book made up of threes essays on different technologies. There is very little to add to Kant's excellent review of this book in Librarything. Except perhaps to say that at least ... Read full review

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At the heart of some of the best works on medieval history rests the claim that the middle ages were not the dark, backward theocracies of popular lore, but dynamic societies full of art, culture ... Read full review

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Contents

Stirrup Mounted Shock Combat Feudalism and Chivalry
1
I The Classic Theory of the Origins
2
II The Origin and Diffusion of the Stirrup
14
III Mounted Shock Combat and the Temper of Feudal Life
28
The Agricultural Revolution of the Early Middle Ages
39
I The Plough and the Manorial System
41
II The Discovery of HorsePower
57
III The ThreeField Rotation and Improved Nutrition
69
The Northward Shift of Europes Focus
76
The Medieval Exploration of Mechanical Power and Devices
79
II The Development of Machine Design
103
III The Concept of a Power Technology
129
NOTES
135
INDEX
179

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Lynn White is Founding Director of UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

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