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st100-7-militarytech - STV100: Military Technology Scott M....

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Unformatted text preview: STV100: Military Technology Scott M. Campbell sm2campb@uwaterloo.ca University of Waterloo 9 November 2010 1/ 29 Introduction Outline Outline Military determinism: Opening the door? Ethical challenges (of military technology) Inventing and uninventing nuclear weapons Goal Appreciate the influence and necessity of military technology 2/ 29 An early spin-off: The Stirrup Consider the changes wrought by the stirrup An early spin-off: The Stirrup Courtesy Amanda Rudkin Copyright Creative Commons 2006 3/ 29 An early spin-off: The Stirrup The effect of the stirrup on warfare was profound The effect of the stirrup on warfare was profound Jousting, made possible with stirrup 4/ 29 An early spin-off: The Stirrup The effect of the stirrup on society was also profound The effect of the stirrup on society was also profound Few inventions have been so simple as the stirrup, but few have had so catalytic an influence on history. Lynn White, Medieval Technology and Social Change , 1962 5/ 29 An early spin-off: The Stirrup The outcome of the stirrup in Medieval Europe was feudalism The outcome of the stirrup in Medieval Europe was feudalism Courtesy Wikimedia 6/ 29 An early spin-off: The Stirrup The outcome of the stirrup in Medieval Europe was feudalism The outcome of the stirrup in Medieval Europe was feudalism Battle of Grunwald, 1410 7/ 29 An early spin-off: The Stirrup Another outcome was chivalry Another outcome was chivalry Chivalry from the French Cheval 8/ 29 An early spin-off: The Stirrup...
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st100-7-militarytech - STV100: Military Technology Scott M....

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