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Medieval Inventions

Many people seem to have the misguided idea that the medieval era was a time in which science and technology were all but forgotten. For the 75th episode of the podcast, Danièle talks with Peter Konieczny about ten medieval inventions that changed the world.

You can read the list at Ten Medieval Inventions that Changed the World.

See also: Medieval Eyeglasses: Wearable Technology of the Thirteenth Century

Check out the book Framing the Church: The Social and Artistic Power of Buttresses in French Gothic Architecture



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Top Image: The Prague Astronomical Clock or Prague Orloj is a medieval astronomical clock located in Prague. The oldest part of the Orloj, the mechanical clock and astronomical dial, dates back to 1410. Photo by Jay8085 / Wikimedia Commons