Empires of Time: Calendars, Clocks, and Cultures

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University Press of Colorado, 2002 - Science - 332 pages
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In this wide-ranging, intriguing journey across centuries, Aveni traces the modern calendar's roots back to Greek pastoral poetry and prehistoric African bone markings, then compares Western, Chinese, Maya, Inca and tribal time systems. He also fathoms our division of time into days, weeks, months, seasons and years for clues to our psychology and worldview. He notes that scientists who believe that previous universes existed before the Big Bang echo the Maya and Aztec view of time as cyclical.

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The title tells it all! Really not astrology at all, but everything but, since time is essentially based on our experience of astronomical cycles. The first Aveni book I read; it left me wanting more. Read full review

Review: Empires of Time : Calendars, Clocks, and Cultures

User Review  - Karen Christino - Goodreads

The title tells it all! Really not astrology at all, but everything but, since time is essentially based on our experience of astronomical cycles. The first Aveni book I read; it left me wanting more. Read full review

Contents

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Anthony Aveni is the Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of Astronomy, Anthropolgy, and Native Amerifan Studies at Colgate University. He has researched and written about Maya Astronomy for more than four decades. He was named a U.S. National Professor of the year and has been awarded the H.B. Nicholson Medal for Excellence in Research in Mesoamerican Studies by Harvard's Peabody Museum.

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