Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World

ISBN-10: 0199734852
ISBN-13: 9780199734856
Edition: 2008
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 896
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

Contributors
Abbreviations and Spelling Norms
Introduction
Sources
Ancient Written Sources for Engineering and Technology
Representations of Technical Processes
Historiography and Theoretical Approaches
Primary, Extractive Technologies
Mining and Metallurgy
Quarrying and Stoneworking
Sources of Energy and Exploitation of Power
Greek and Roman Agriculture
Animal Husbandry, Hunting, Fishing, and Fish Production
Engineering and Complex Machines
Greek Engineering and Construction
Roman Engineering and Construction
Hydraulic Engineering and Water Supply
Tunnels and Canals
Machines in Greek and Roman Technology
Secondary Processes and Manufacturing
Food Processing and Preparation
Large-Scale Manufacturing, Standardization, and Trade
Metalworking and Tools
Woodworking
Textile Production
Tanning and Leather
Ceramic Production
Glass Production
Technologies of Movement and Transport
Land Transport, Part 1: Roads and Bridges
Land Transport, Part 2: Riding, Harnesses, and Vehicles
Sea Transport, Part 1: Ships and Navigation
Sea Transport, Part 2: Harbors
Technologies of Death
Greek Warfare and Fortification
Roman Warfare and Fortification
Technologies of the Mind
Information Technologies: Writing, Book Production, and the Role of Literacy
Timekeeping
Technologies of Calculation
Weights and Measures
Coinage
Practical Mathematics
Gadgets and Scientific Instruments
Inventors, Invention, and Attitudes toward Innovation
Ethnoarchaeology and Model-Building
Expanding Ethnoarchaeology: Historical Evidence and Model-Building in the Study of Technological Change
Index

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