Golden Age of Invention: Chivalric romance, Cairo eunuchs, and the Turkgeld

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, on societies of inventors, you can still read it here.

Last week’s free post on why the Ottomans didn’t introduce any Arabic-character printing presses before the eighteenth century provoked some great de…

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