The Shock of the Old

Offers a global account of the place of technology in twentieth century history.

Author: David Edgerton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199832613

Category: History

Page: 288

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Offers a global account of the place of technology in twentieth century history.
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Shock Of The Old

The Royal Clipper, delivered in 2000, was built at the former Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk and the Dutch Merwede yard. ... the one in which sailing ships dominated sea transport and where synthetic fertilisers were not 50 the shock of the old.

Author: David Edgerton

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847650672

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 479

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'It's rare for a book to make you see the world differently, but this ... does exactly that on almost every page' Guardian Standard histories of technology give tired accounts of the usual inventions, inventors, and dates, framing technology as the inevitable march of progress. They split history into ages - electrification, motorisation, and computerisation - and rarely ask whether anyone bothered to use these inventions at the time. Shock of the Old is not one of those histories. I Letters exist alongside emails and outlasted telegrams; we still make physical books and magazines despite the rise of the Internet - a belated rise considering that the technologies that made it possible was invented in 1965, and bookshops thrive despite Amazon. More horses were used in the Second World War than any other war in history and propeller planes continue to take off from the same runways as jets. Shock of the Old forces us to reassess the significance of old inventions such as corrugated iron and sewing machines and rethink the relative importance we place on the invention of something new, its application, and its widespread adoption. It challenges the idea that we live in an era of ever increasing change and, interweaving political, economic and cultural history, teaches us to think critically about technology.
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The Shock of the Ancient

... nonconformism and rejection of current standards of taste.30 In this sense, the shock of the old—the ancient sublime that challenges convention—anticipates what Robert Hughes titled The Shock of the New of twentieth- century art.

Author: Larry F. Norman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226591506

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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The cultural battle known as the Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns served as a sly cover for more deeply opposed views about the value of literature and the arts. One of the most public controversies of early modern Europe, the Quarrel has most often been depicted as pitting antiquarian conservatives against the insurgent critics of established authority. The Shock of the Ancient turns the canonical vision of those events on its head by demonstrating how the defenders of Greek literature—rather than clinging to an outmoded tradition—celebrated the radically different practices of the ancient world. At a time when the constraints of decorum and the politics of French absolutism quashed the expression of cultural differences, the ancient world presented a disturbing face of otherness. Larry F. Norman explores how the authoritative status of ancient Greek texts allowed them to justify literary depictions of the scandalous. The Shock of the Ancient surveys the diverse array of aesthetic models presented in these ancient works and considers how they both helped to undermine the rigid codes of neoclassicism and paved the way for the innovative philosophies of the Enlightenment. Broadly appealing to students of European literature, art history, and philosophy, this book is an important contribution to early modern literary and cultural debates.
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Proliferation of Weapons and Dual Use Technologies

Edgerton D (2006) The shock of the old—technology and global history since 1900. Profile Books, London, p 4 3. Edgerton D (2006) The shock of the old—technology and global history since 1900. Profile Books, London, p 45 4.

Author: Margaret E. Kosal

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030736552

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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This book explores and analyzes the rapid pace of technological evolution in diplomatic, information, military, and economic sectors, which has contributed to a dynamic international policy environment. Global political stability is greatly influenced by innovations originating from numerous sources, including university labs, the technology sector, and military research. Collectively, these innovations guide the movement of people, ideas, and technology that in turn affect the international balance of power. The objective of this volume is to develop new insights into how the proliferation of innovative ideas, low-cost weapons, and dual-use technologies impact the changing global security landscape. Innovative and dual-use technologies can be used for beneficial purposes or defensive purposes. Alternatively they may be appropriated or employed for nefarious purposes by hostile military powers and non-state actors alike. Such actions can threaten global security and stability. As the complexity of technological innovations continues to increase, existing control mechanisms such as international regulations and security arrangements may be insufficient to stem the tide of proliferation over time. As such, this works seeks to assess and present policy solutions to curtail the threat to global stability posed by the proliferation of weapons and dual-use technology.
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The Shock Wealth System

But breaking an old vision we have of ourselves might possibly be the hardest obstacle we ever face. An initial part of empowering your self-image to create Shock WealthTM is changing the old vision you once had of yourself to a new and ...


Publisher: The SHOCKpublishing Group

ISBN: 9780971539310



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Building Bridges Not Walls

If we can apply this argument to ameliorate the shock of the Old Testament's treatment of women and slaves, can we also look at the violence of the Old Testament in a different way? Please note that I am asking questions, ...

Author: Peter Bold

Publisher: Sacristy Press

ISBN: 9781789590968

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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An engineer's take on how Christians can learn to do theology and put their faith into practice in the modern world.
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Ancient Egyptian Technology and Innovation

The Shock of the Old: Technology and Global History since 1900, London: Profile. Edwards, I.E.S., 1993. The Pyramids of Egypt, 5th edn, Harmondsworth: Penguin. Edwards, J.F., 2003. 'Building the Great Pyramid: probable construction ...

Author: Ian Shaw

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472519597

Category: History

Page: 216

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This book examines the fundamental evidence for many different aspects of change and evolution in ancient Egyptian technology. It includes discussion of the wider cognitive and social contexts, such as the Egyptian propensity for mental creativity and innovation, and the pace of change in Egypt in comparison with other African, Mediterranean and Near Eastern states. This book draws not only on traditional archaeological and textual sources but also on the results of scientific analyses of ancient materials and on experimental and ethno-archaeological information. Case-studies analyse those aspects of Egyptian society that made it either predisposed or actively opposed to certain types of conservatism or innovation in material culture, such as the techniques of stone-working, medicine, mummification and monumental construction. The book also includes detailed discussion of the ways in which the practice and development of Egyptian technology interrelated with Late Bronze Age urban society as a whole, using the city at Amarna as a case-study.
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Translating Beowulf Modern Versions in English Verse

We from the Spear-Danes in days of old found out the glory of our folk-hero kings, how the princes proved their courage. ... 71 The result is a strongly foreignizing translation that does succeed in conveying the shock of the old, ...

Author: Hugh Magennis

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843843948

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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An examination of English verse translations of Beowulf, including Seamus Heaney's version alongside other influential renditions.
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The Shock of Medievalism

He will need help thinking through these issues . He wonders whether the students would be interested in learning Latin and Old English and several other languages to help him ? ... Deep in conversation 100 THE SHOCK OF MEDIEVALISM.

Author: Kathleen Biddick

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822321998

Category: History

Page: 315

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An attempt to disrupt, critique and question the practices and assumptions of medieval studies in light of recent theoretical debates in postmodern, queer, feminist, and post-colonial theory.
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