Crossbows East and West
Lecture no. 5 from the course: Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World
Taught by Professor W. Bernard Carlson | 25 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
To study the way people have used technology to secure and maintain political power, journey east to China and examine the role of the crossbow in the Warring States Era. As the world’s first machine with interchangeable parts, the crossbow is a marvel of engineering that shaped the political history of China for centuries.