Making HistoryThe Invention of Eye Glasses

17 min

Available until 21/04/2025

07/05/2022

The first magnifying glasses or "reading stones" were used in monasteries in the Middle Ages. Reading glasses appeared in cities such as Florence in the 13th century and accompanied the invention of paper. Claire Angotti, historian who studies tools related to knowledge, tells us more.

Director

Tamara Erde

Production

Les Films D'Ici

Country

France

Year

2020

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