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Clocks and Culture, 1300-1700
     

Clocks and Culture, 1300-1700

by Carlo M. Cipolla, Anthony Grafton
 

ISBN-10: 0393324435

ISBN-13: 9780393324433

Pub. Date: 07/19/2003

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The history of the clock opens a window on how different cultures have viewed time and on Europe's path to industrialization.
How did a time-keeping device affect the growth of crafts guilds and the scientific research that led to the Industrial Revolution? Clocks and Culture is a brief history of the changes wrought by and on Europe over four hundred years due

Overview

The history of the clock opens a window on how different cultures have viewed time and on Europe's path to industrialization.
How did a time-keeping device affect the growth of crafts guilds and the scientific research that led to the Industrial Revolution? Clocks and Culture is a brief history of the changes wrought by and on Europe over four hundred years due to technological advances in timekeeping and the rise of a time-aware culture. In his introduction, Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University, puts this classic book in perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393324433
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/19/2003
Series:
The Norton Library
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsVIII
ForewordIX
PrefaceXI
Introduction: Carlo Cipolla: Erudition and Imagination by Anthony GraftonXV
Prologue1
IThe European Masters27
IIChinese Mandarins and the Self-Ringing Bell81
Epilogue115
Appendix121
Notes125
Bibliography161
Index175

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