Empires of Time: Calendars, Clocks, and Cultures

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Basic Books, 1989 - Social Science - 371 pages
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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 is the author or editor of a number of books and articles about time measurement in America; in this work, his coverage is worldwide and extends from 20,000 B.C. to the present. Following a ... Read full review

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Our TimeAnd Theirs
3
The Basic Rhythms
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Early Time Reckoning
38
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