Water Technology in the Middle Ages: Cities, Monasteries, and Waterworks after the Roman Empire (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)

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9780801866265: Water Technology in the Middle Ages: Cities, Monasteries, and Waterworks after the Roman Empire (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)
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A concise but illuminating examination of the period's advanced hydraulic engineering... Writing in a scholarly yet graceful and nearly literary style, Magnusson brings a niche topic to life and her treatment is refreshingly devoid of verbosity, a common fault of books of this type. Instead, what comes through is an engaging, intelligent story and study of a fundamental technical challenge that we still struggle with, albeit in different ways, 700 to 800 years later.

( Civil Engineering)

Well-written and well-organized... Throughout, [Magnusson's] documentation is careful and substantial, and she does a fine job of placing the history of water technology securely within its economic, social, and political context.

(William H. TeBrake H-France)

The particular value of this book lies in the convincing way Magnusson describes how medieval water systems functioned in differing social situations; the technological history is framed by general history very skillfully.

(Petra J. E. M. van Dam Technology and Culture)

A detailed look at gravity-flow water systems... Magnusson weaves together a wealth of information otherwise available only in scattered regional and archaeological studies.

(Charles W. Clark History: Reviews of New Books)

A richly interesting book on an unlikely topic.

( Virginia Quarterly Review)

A well-written and carefully structured account of the provision of the medieval water supply.

(Christopher Allmand Historian)

An admirably comprehensive and systematic summary of the technology of medieval water systems.

( Journal of Interdisciplinary History)

Magnusson has combed through the scattered evidence to provide us with a clear picture of the builders and users of medieval water systems. This is a well-written work, a sound piece of scholarship, and the most comprehensive account of this subject to date.

(Terry Reynolds, Michigan Tech University)

A fascinating introduction to the study of medieval complex water delivery systems.

(Thomas F. Glick Speculum)

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Magnusson has combed through the scattered evidence to provide us with a clear picture of the builders and users of medieval water systems. This is a well-written work, a sound piece of scholarship, and the most comprehensive account of this subject to date.

(Terry Reynolds, Michigan Tech University)

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