This work traces the development of technology in Eurasia before 1400 C.E. It covers the Middle East, China, India, and Europe. It puts the emphasis on such key areas as metallurgy and textiles as well as the development of inventions and innovations in the technological and applied scientific processes. Simultaneously, it examines the role that trade, urbanization, governmental policy, and cultural imperatives played in this process. Chronologically, it covers the ancient, classical, and medieval period periods. It includes a brief introduction dealing with definitions and ends with a general conclusion.
Rothman, Norman C.
"Technology in Eurasia Before Modern Times: A Survey,"
Comparative Civilizations Review: Vol. 75
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ccr/vol75/iss75/7