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History of the Hour: Clocks and Modern Temporal Orders

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In this sweeping study of the organization of time, Dohrn-van Rossum offers fresh insight into the history of the mechanical clock and its influence on European society from the late Middle Ages to the industrial revolution. Detailing the clock's effects on social activity, he presents a vivid picture of a society regulated by the precise measurement of identical hours.

"In tracing the evolution of time consciousness with scholarship and skill . . . Dohrn-van Rossum evokes the many ways that the small moments of life have come to be reckoned with the passage of time."and#8212;Dava Sobel, Civilization

"Dohrn-van Rossum paints a highly nuanced picture of time's conquest of modern life."and#8212;Steven Lagerfeld, Wilson Quarterly

"This book is definitive in showing the clock's pervasive influence over European society."and#8212;Virginia Quarterly Review

"[A] delightful, excellently translated history."and#8212;Choice

"Dohrn-van Rossum has produced a persuasive and brilliantly documented new understanding of how modern time-consciousness arose."and#8212;Owen Gingerich, Nature

Synopsis:

In this sweeping study of the organization of time, medieval historian Dohrn-van Rossum offers fresh insight into the history of the mechanical clock and its influence on European society from the late Middle Ages to the industrial revolution. Detailing the clock's effects on social activity, Rossum presents a vivid picture of a society regulated by the precise measurement of identical hours. 70 photos.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [435]-439) and index.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

1: Introduction

2: The Division of the Day and Time-Keeping in Antiquity

3: The Medieval Hours (Hora)

4: Medieval Horologia and the Development of the Wheeled Clock

5: From Prestige Object to Urban Accessory: the Diffusion of Public Clocks in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

6: Late Medieval Clockmakers

7: Clock Time Signal, Communal Bell, and Municipal Signal Systems

8: The Ordering of Time: The Introduction of Modern Hour-Reckoning

9: Work Time and Hourly Wage

10: Coordination and Acceleration: Time-Keeping and Transportation and Communications up to the Introduction of "World Time" Conventions

Abbreviations

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226155111
Translator:
Dunlap, Thomas
Author:
Dunlap, Thomas
Author:
Gerhard Dohrn-van Rossum
Author:
Dohrn-van Rossum, Gerhard
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Clocks & Watches
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
Time
Subject:
Clocks and watches
Subject:
Time measurements
Subject:
Time measurements -- History.
Subject:
Clocks and watches -- History.
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
70 halftones
Pages:
463
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , In this sweeping study of the organization of time, medieval historian Dohrn-van Rossum offers fresh insight into the history of the mechanical clock and its influence on European society from the late Middle Ages to the industrial revolution. Detailing the clock's effects on social activity, Rossum presents a vivid picture of a society regulated by the precise measurement of identical hours. 70 photos.
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