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Description - Books, Banks, Buttons by Chiara Frugoni

This entertaining romp through the inventions of the Middle Ages tells the story of the first appearance of dozens of items with lasting significance. From the invention of eyeglasses (by a now-forgotten layperson who sought to keep his methods secret, the better to profit from them) to the creation of the fork (at first regarded as an instrument of diabolical perversion but embraced when it helped people handle another invention of the age, pasta), this beautifully illustrated volume is a fitting tribute to a misunderstood era that gave us countless items from which we still benefit today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231128131
ISBN-10: 0231128134
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 240
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Chiara Frugoni

Chiara Frugoni is professor of medieval history at the University of Rome II, a frequent contributor to La Repubblica, and the author of many books, including Francis of Assisi: A Life; A Distant City: Images of Urban Experience in the Medieval World; and A Day in the Life of a Medieval City. William McCuaig is a translator living in Toronto.

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