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Clocks and Culture, 1300-1700

Clocks and Culture, 1300-1700 - 04 edition

Clocks and Culture, 1300-1700 - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780393324433

ISBN10: 0393324435

Clocks and Culture, 1300-1700 by Carlo M. Cipolla - ISBN 9780393324433
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
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Clocks and Culture, 1300-1700 by Carlo M. Cipolla - ISBN 9780393324433

ISBN13: 9780393324433

ISBN10: 0393324435

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 04

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Summary

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. 14 b/w illustrations.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I The European Masters
II Chinese Mandarins and the Self-Ringing Bell
Epilogue
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index