From Astrolabes to Alethiometers - Instruments on TV

Time, space, life and death – can they be captured in the palm of your hand? From Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose to Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, powerful devices have played dramatic roles in incredibly popular stories. But is truth stranger than fiction? Silke Ackermann and Stephen Johnston give an intriguing insight into the real objects behind the stories.
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