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  • ISBN: 9780226155104
  • ISBN10: 0226155102

History of the Hour Clocks and Modern Temporal Orders

by Gerhard Dohrn-Van Rossum

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 06/01/1996
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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 effects 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 measurements of identical hours. From setting time limits on tortures to creating intricate schedules for town councils, schools, and religious services, the clock has affected virtually all aspects of society.
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