Bibliographic Details

Medieval robots : mechanism, magic, nature, and art / E.R. Truitt.

Author / Creator Truitt, Elly Rachel, author.
Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2015]
Description x, 255 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language English
Series The Middle Ages series
Middle Ages series.
Subject Robots -- History -- To 1500.
Automata -- History -- To 1500.
Mechanical toys -- History -- To 1500.
Mechanical engineering -- History -- To 1500.
Civilization, Medieval.
Nature and civilization -- History -- To 1500.
Magic -- History -- To 1500.
Imagination -- History -- To 1500.
Automat.
Roboter.
Civilization, Medieval.
Imagination.
Machine theory.
Magic.
Mechanical engineering.
Mechanical toys.
Nature and civilization.
Robots.
History.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10396456
ISBN 9780812246971 (alk. paper)
0812246977 (alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-239) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction. The Persistence of Robots: An Archaeology of Automata
  • Chapter 1. Rare Devices: Geography and Technology
  • Chapter 2. Between Art and Nature: Natura artifex, Neoplatonism, and Literary Automata
  • Chapter 3. Talking Heads: Astral Science, Divination, and Legends of Medieval Philosophers
  • Chapter 4. The Quick and the Dead: Corpses, Memorial Statues, and Automata
  • Chapter 5. From Texts to Technology: Mechanical Marvels in Courtly and Public Pageantry
  • Chapter 6. The Clockwork Universe: Keeping Sacred and Secular Time
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments