This is the second edition of Golden Age of Invention, the new fortnightly series of the newsletter for patrons of my work. If you missed the last one,…
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Why, before the eighteenth century, were there no Arabic-character printing presses in the Ottoman Empire?
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Welcome to the very first edition of Age of Invention specifically for you, the people who support my research. Thank you. It seemed both fitting and f…
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 I’ve become interested in the question of when, and why, some countries don’t adopt the technologies of their near-neighbours — especially when they h…
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One of the things I’ve been looking into lately is the maritime technology of the late sixteenth century. This is because I think it’s a crucial piece …
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The spirit of the nineteenth-century exhibitions of industry, and how we might organise a Great Exhibition for the modern day.
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Increasing the supply of people becoming inventors is possibly one of the most significant, world-changing things that anyone can do. Some thoughts on …
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I’m invariably asked a question to which I have a pretty poor answer: how can my research on the causes of innovation — and the unprecedented and drama…
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You’re reading my newsletter, Age of Invention, on the causes of the British Industrial Revolution and the history of innovation. It currently goes out…
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You’re reading my newsletter, Age of Invention, on the causes of the British Industrial Revolution and the history of innovation. It currently goes out…
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In the last post I pointed to the extraordinary, unprecedented growth of London in the period 1550 to 1700. From a medieval peak of about 50,000 inhabi…
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You’re reading my newsletter, Age of Invention, on the causes of the British Industrial Revolution and the history of innovation. It currently goes out…
Anton Howes