EMPIRES OF TIME: CALENDARS, CLOCKS, AND CULTURES

EMPIRES OF TIME: CALENDARS, CLOCKS, AND CULTURES

Book - 1989
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Compares contemporary timekeeping methods and related cultural perspectives to those of seminomadic tribes and classical civilizations, tracing the influence of calendars, datebooks, clocks, and other means of measuring humankind's most valuable commodity

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Aveni (astronomy and anthropology, Colgate) traces the development of Western timekeeping systems, comparing it to those of pre-Columbian America and of tribal societies. Discusses linear and cyclic approaches, and the relationship between timekeeping and political power. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: NEW YORK : BASIC BOOKS, 1989
ISBN: 9780465019502
0465019501
Characteristics: 371 p ; cm

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