HIST285_WK1_Outline

HIST285_WK1_Outline - Hist 285 Technology in Historical...

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Hist 285 - Technology in Historical Perspective Department of History and Politics, Drexel University Prof. Lloyd Ackert ([email protected]) Lecture 1: “Technologies of the Court, 1450-1600” I. Introduction A. Review course themes B. The rise of the mechanical world view -pumps - Aristocracy, courts, Galileo, Medici family II. Patronage Politics and Technology A. The Medici Family 1. Machiavelli and Da Vinci B. City states 1. Primary interests in technology 2. Engineers not “Lonely Geniuses” III. Applications of technology A. Warfare 1. Cannons, poorly constructed. No metallurgy skills. Heavy, poor material. Building forts. B. Courtly entertainment 1. Automata, spring wound toys, related to clocks C. City building (Civil engineering) 1. Aqueducts D. Dynastic displays
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1. Cathedrals and Statues, big buildings,-showed power, might , etc IV. Characteristics of the period -art, 3d technical drawings, 15 th century del apotural geometrician. Better rep of gears, models, pumps to be more accurately represented. A. Three dimensional art and technical drawing
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2009 for the course HIST 285 taught by Professor Munns during the Spring '06 term at Drexel.

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