Medieval Robots: Mechanism, Magic, Nature, and Art


Medieval Robots: Mechanism, Magic, Nature, and Art (2015) .. by Elly R. Truitt


Contents

List of Abbreviations

Introduction. The Persistence of Robots: An Archaeology

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

 

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