Medieval Robots: Mechanism, Magic, Nature, and Art
By E. R. Truitt
Published in 2016
Thibault’s Score: 3/5*
The book goes over various references of automata from the robots the Muslim emissaries brought to Charlemagne’s court to the Burgundian prank houses of the early 1500s.
*I absolutely butchered this book, and my experience doesn’t reflect the actual book - as such my review is inaccurate. Notably, I listened to the audiobook without realizing that the book was chalk full of illustrations from illuminated manuscripts.
For this reason, this review will be short: if you listen to the audiobook be sure to get a PDF where you can see all of the marvelous illustrations. I only realized that at the very end, and had an extremely hard time following it.
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