Gunpowder, Cannons, and Guns
Lecture no. 10 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
The story of invention is often the story of cultural contact. Witness the origins of gunpowder in ancient China and trace its movement into Europe. Then, shift your attention to the development of gunpowder weapons and consider how cannons, rifles, and handguns changed the face of warfare as well as the world’s political and social structures.