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Auteur(s) : Purton, Peter  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : The medieval military engineer [Texte imprimé] : from the Roman Empire to the sixteenth century / Peter Purton

Publication : Woodbridge : Boydell press, copyright 2018

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XIII-351 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm

Collection : Armour and weapons, ISSN 1746-9449

Lien à la collection : Armour and weapons 


Note(s) : Bibliogr. p. 289-336
"The results of medieval engineering still surround us - cathedrals, castles, stone bridges, irrigation systems. However, the siege artillery, siege towers, temporary bridges, earthwork emplacements and underground mines used for war have left little trace behind them; and there is even less of the engineers themselves: the people behind the military engineering achievements. The evidence for this neglected group is studied here. The author begins by considering the evolution of military technology across centuries, and the impact of new technologies in the context of the economic and social developments which made them possible. He looks at how military engineers obtained their skills, and the possible link with scholastic scientific awareness. With the increased survival of government records from the middle ages, engineers acquire names and individuals can be identified. And the fifteenth century - the age of polymaths such as Leonardo da Vinci - saw a new type of literate military engineer, part of a recognized profession, but with its roots in a thousand years of historical development." -- Publisher's description


Sujet(s) : Génie militaire -- Europe -- Jusqu'à 1500  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Ingénieurs militaires -- Europe -- Jusqu'à 1500  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Indice(s) Dewey : 623.09 (23e éd.)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9781783272785. - ISBN 1783272783 (rel.)

Notice n° :  FRBNF45599450 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



Table des matières : Machine generated contents note: 1.Military Engineers in the Middle Ages ; 2.Late Antiquity and the Early "Middle Ages": Were the "Dark Ages" Really Dark? ; 3.Anonymous but Effective: The Engineers and Technicians of the Ninth to Eleventh Centuries ; 4.The Engineer Recognised ; 5.Engineers in Demand: Innovation and Development in the Thirteenth Century ; 6.Old and New Technology and its Operators in the Fourteenth and Early Fifteenth Centuries ; 7.Polymaths and Specialists in the Fifteenth Century.

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