The Resource The Oxford handbook of engineering and technology in the classical world, edited by John Peter Oleson

The Oxford handbook of engineering and technology in the classical world, edited by John Peter Oleson

Label
The Oxford handbook of engineering and technology in the classical world
Title
The Oxford handbook of engineering and technology in the classical world
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Peter Oleson
Title variation
Handbook of engineering and technology in the classical world
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The subject matter of the book is the technological framework of the Greek and Roman cultures from ca. 800 B.C. through ca. A.D. 500 in the circum-Mediterranean world and Northern Europe. Each chapter discusses a technology or family of technologies from an analytical rather than descriptive point of view, providing a critical summation of our present knowledge of the Greek and Roman accomplishments in the technology concerned and the evolution of their technical capabilities over the chronological period. Each presentation reviews the issues and recent contributions, and defines the capacities and accomplishments of the technology in the context of the society that used it, the available "technological shelf, " and the resources consumed. These studies introduce and synthesize the results of excavation or specialized studies. The chapters are organized in sections progressing from sources (written and representational) to primary (e.g., mining, metallurgy, agriculture) and secondary (e.g., woodworking, glass production, food preparation, textile production and leather-working) production, to technologies of social organization and interaction (e.g., roads, bridges, ships, harbors, warfare and fortification), and finally to studies of general social issues (e.g., writing, timekeeping, measurement, scientific instruments, attitudes toward technology and innovation) and the relevance of ethnographic methods to the study of classical technology.--From publisher description
Awards note
Eugene S. Ferguson Prize (Society for the History of Technology), 2009
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
609.38
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
T16
LC item number
.O94 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Oleson, John Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Klassieke oudheid
  • Techniek
  • Griekenland
  • Romeinse rijk
  • Technik
  • Technologie
  • Ingenieurwissenschaften
  • Antike
  • Römisches Reich
  • Griechenland <Altertum>
  • Technology
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Engineering
Label
The Oxford handbook of engineering and technology in the classical world, edited by John Peter Oleson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Chapter 1: Ancient written sources for engineering and technology -- Chapter 2: Representations of technical processes -- Ch. 3: Historiography and theoretical approaches -- Primary, extractive technologies -- Ch. 4: Mining and metallurgy -- Ch. 5: Quarrying and stoneworking -- Ch. 6: Sources of energy and exploitation of power -- Ch. 7: Greek and Roman agriculture -- Ch. 8: Animal husbandry, hunting, and fishing and fish production -- Engineering and complex machines -- Ch. 9: Greek rngineering and construction -- Ch. 10: Roman rngineering and construction -- Ch. 11: Hydraulic rngineering and water supply -- Ch. 12: Tunnels and canals -- Ch. 13: Machines in Greek and Roman technology -- Secondary processes and manufacturing -- Ch. 14: Food processing and preparation -- Ch. 15: Large-scale manufacturing, standardization, and trade -- Ch. 16: Metalworking and tools -- Ch. 17: Woodworking -- Ch. 18: Textile production -- Ch. 19: Tanning and leather -- Ch. 20 Ceramic production -- Ch. 21: Glass production -- technologies of movement and transport -- Ch. 22: Land transport, Part 1: Roads and bridges -- Ch. 23: Land transport, Part 2: Riding, harnesses, and vehicles -- Ch. 24: Sea transport, Part 1: Ships and navigation -- Ch. 25: Sea transport, Part 2: Harbors -- Technologies of death -- Ch. 26: Greek warfare and fortification -- Ch. 27: Roman warfare and fortification -- Technologies of the mind -- Ch. 28: Information technologies: Writing, book production, and the role of literacy -- Ch. 29: Timekeeping -- Ch. 30: Technologies of calculation -- Part 1: Weights and measures -- Part 2: Coinage -- Part 3: Practical mathematics -- Ch. 31: Gadgets and scientific instruments -- Ch. 32: Inventors, invention and attitudes toward innovation -- Ancient technologies in the modern world -- Ch. 33: Expanding ethnoarchaeology: historical evidence and model-building in the study of technological change
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xviii, 865 p.
Isbn
9780195187311
Lccn
2007010727
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 4064089-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4064089
  • (Sirsi) i9780195187311
Label
The Oxford handbook of engineering and technology in the classical world, edited by John Peter Oleson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Chapter 1: Ancient written sources for engineering and technology -- Chapter 2: Representations of technical processes -- Ch. 3: Historiography and theoretical approaches -- Primary, extractive technologies -- Ch. 4: Mining and metallurgy -- Ch. 5: Quarrying and stoneworking -- Ch. 6: Sources of energy and exploitation of power -- Ch. 7: Greek and Roman agriculture -- Ch. 8: Animal husbandry, hunting, and fishing and fish production -- Engineering and complex machines -- Ch. 9: Greek rngineering and construction -- Ch. 10: Roman rngineering and construction -- Ch. 11: Hydraulic rngineering and water supply -- Ch. 12: Tunnels and canals -- Ch. 13: Machines in Greek and Roman technology -- Secondary processes and manufacturing -- Ch. 14: Food processing and preparation -- Ch. 15: Large-scale manufacturing, standardization, and trade -- Ch. 16: Metalworking and tools -- Ch. 17: Woodworking -- Ch. 18: Textile production -- Ch. 19: Tanning and leather -- Ch. 20 Ceramic production -- Ch. 21: Glass production -- technologies of movement and transport -- Ch. 22: Land transport, Part 1: Roads and bridges -- Ch. 23: Land transport, Part 2: Riding, harnesses, and vehicles -- Ch. 24: Sea transport, Part 1: Ships and navigation -- Ch. 25: Sea transport, Part 2: Harbors -- Technologies of death -- Ch. 26: Greek warfare and fortification -- Ch. 27: Roman warfare and fortification -- Technologies of the mind -- Ch. 28: Information technologies: Writing, book production, and the role of literacy -- Ch. 29: Timekeeping -- Ch. 30: Technologies of calculation -- Part 1: Weights and measures -- Part 2: Coinage -- Part 3: Practical mathematics -- Ch. 31: Gadgets and scientific instruments -- Ch. 32: Inventors, invention and attitudes toward innovation -- Ancient technologies in the modern world -- Ch. 33: Expanding ethnoarchaeology: historical evidence and model-building in the study of technological change
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xviii, 865 p.
Isbn
9780195187311
Lccn
2007010727
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 4064089-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4064089
  • (Sirsi) i9780195187311

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