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Author Dohrn-van Rossum, Gerhard, 1947-
Title Geschichte der Stunde. English
History of the hour : clocks and modern temporal orders / Gerhard Dohrn-van Rossum ; translated by Thomas Dunlap.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1996]
©1996

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  QB107 .D6413 1996    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  QB107 .D6413 1996    AVAILABLE  
Author Dohrn-van Rossum, Gerhard, 1947-
Subject Clocks and watches -- History.
Time measurements -- History.
Description xi, 455 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Translation of: Die Geschichte der Stunde.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [435]-439) and index.
ISBN 0226155102 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226155110 (pbk. :alk. paper)
OCLC # 33440282
Table of Contents
 List of Figures 
1Introduction1
2The Division of the Day and Time-Keeping in Antiquity17
3The Medieval Hours (Hora)29
4Medieval Horologia and the Development of the Wheeled Clock45
5From Prestige Object to Urban Accessory: the Diffusion of Public Clocks in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries125
6Late Medieval Clockmakers173
7Clock Time Signal, Communal Bell, and Municipal Signal Systems197
8The Ordering of Time: The Introduction of Modern Hour-Reckoning217
9Work Time and Hourly Wage289
10Coordination and Acceleration: Time-Keeping and Transportation and Communications up to the Introduction of "World Time" Conventions323
 Abbreviations351
 Notes353
 Bibliography435
 Index440


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