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History of the hour : clocks and modern temporal orders

Author: Gerhard Dohrn-van Rossum
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History of the Hour presents the first sustained and reliable treatment of how mechanical clocks functioned in cities and dispels many myths associated with the clock's history. For example, Dohrn-van Rossum argues that, in their race to display the grandest clocks, monarchs and princes were more responsible than merchants for introducing clocks into urban environments. This work also questions what is generally
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerhard Dohrn-van Rossum
ISBN: 0226155102 9780226155104 0226155110 9780226155111
OCLC Number: 33440282
Notes: Translation of: Die Geschichte der Stunde.
Description: xi, 455 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Geschichte der Stunde.
Responsibility: Gerhard Dohrn-van Rossum ; translated by Thomas Dunlap.
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This study of the organization of time offers insight into the history of the mechanical clock and its influence on European society from the late-Middle Ages to the industrial revolution. Detailing  Read more...

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