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The Resource Animating empire : automata, the Holy Roman Empire, and the early modern world, Jessica Keating

Animating empire : automata, the Holy Roman Empire, and the early modern world, Jessica Keating

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Animating empire : automata, the Holy Roman Empire, and the early modern world
Title
Animating empire
Title remainder
automata, the Holy Roman Empire, and the early modern world
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Jessica Keating
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Language
eng
Summary
In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, German clockwork automata were collected, displayed, and given as gifts throughout the Holy Roman, Ottoman, and Mughal Empires. In Animating Empire, Jessica Keating recounts the lost history of six such objects and reveals the religious, social, and political meaning they held. The intricate gilt, silver, enameled, and bejeweled clockwork automata, almost exclusively crafted in the city of Augsburg, represented a variety of subjects in motion, from religious figures to animals. Their movements were driven by gears, wheels, and springs painstakingly assembled by clockmakers. Typically wound up and activated by someone in a position of power, these objects and the theological and political arguments they made were highly valued by German-speaking nobility. They were often given as gifts and as tribute payment, and they played remarkable roles in the Holy Roman Empire, particularly with regard to courtly notions about the important early modern issues of universal Christian monarchy, the Reformation, the Counter-Reformation, the encroachment of the Ottoman Empire, and global trade. Demonstrating how automata produced in the Holy Roman Empire spoke to a convergence of historical, religious, and political circumstances, Animating Empire is a fascinating analysis of the animation of inanimate matter in the early modern period. It will appeal especially to art historians and historians of early modern Europe. E-book editions have been made possible through support of the Art History Publication Initiative (AHPI), a collaborative grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
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1979-
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Keating, Jessica
Dewey number
629.80943/09031
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Robots
  • Robots
  • Robots in art
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adult
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Animating empire : automata, the Holy Roman Empire, and the early modern world, Jessica Keating
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT12138979
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780271081496
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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MWT12138979
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remote
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12138979
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Animating empire : automata, the Holy Roman Empire, and the early modern world, Jessica Keating
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12138979
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271081496
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12138979
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12138979
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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