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9783920153933

Hall, Bert S.

The technological illustration of the so-called “Anonymous of the Hussite Wars”

Codex Latinus Monacensis 197

1979
22.0 x 32.0 cm, 316 p., 8 illustrations color, cloth
230,00 €

ISBN: 9783920153933

Short Description

The „Manuscript of the Hussite Wars’ Engineer“ is frequently cited, but never studied in full. It is a compendium of drawings ans descriptions concerning military devices, various construction machines and mills. It is usually thought to depicz the state of technology in Germany about 1430. Bert S. Hall’s treatement ofthis document ist the first complete, modern edition to appear, but it is prefaced by an extensive study of the work in relation to tis 15th century-milieu. This allows many misunderstandings to be corrected and our view of the manuscript to be entirely revised.

Keywords

15th century, c 1400 to c 1499 (124) || Europe (36) || European history (175) || European history: medieval period, middle ages (143) || Historical research: source documents (208) || History (751) || History of engineering & technology (7) || History: theory & methods (216) || Military engineering (6) || Other technologies & applied sciences (9) || Technology: general issues (3) || c 1000 CE to c 1500 (350)