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The Medieval Machine: Industrial Revolution of the Middle Ages Hardcover – 22 Jun 1988


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  • Hardcover: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Scolar Press; New edition edition (22 Jun 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0704530988
  • ISBN-13: 978-0704530980
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.4 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 745,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Budge Burgess on 14 Oct 2003
Format: Hardcover
Gimpel provides a classic study of the technology of the Middle Ages. The Industrial Revolution is associated with innovation and invention, but ingenuity and science had not suddenly been discovered. Gimpel looks at the inventiveness of the medieval mind, its rediscovery and application of older methods. He explores the social and economic demands and consequences of technology. An essential read for any writer trying to capture the mood of the times and dispel myths that this was some fantasy age of religion and magic but no science or engineering.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. C. Gilbert on 16 Oct 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is an authoritative account of a period in history that is largely unknown or understood. Most historians place their emphasis on the social aspects of the time, but this well researched book presents a picture from the technological point of view. Absolutely fascinating!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Budge Burgess on 14 Oct 2003
Format: Hardcover
Gimpel provides a classic study of the technology of the Middle Ages. The Industrial Revolution is associated with innovation and invention, but ingenuity and science had not suddenly been discovered. Gimpel looks at the inventiveness of the medieval mind, its rediscovery and application of older methods. He explores the social and economic demands and consequences of technology. An essential read for any writer trying to capture the mood of the times and dispel myths that this was some fantasy age of religion and magic but no science or engineering.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By john woodward on 16 Oct 2014
Format: Paperback
A much needed history of that extraordinary period in history whern science and spiritual values worked together for human good.
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Excellent account of the advances made in medieval times in Europe. Well written and very informative. Gave me a new insight into the medieval period.
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