History of the Hour : Clocks and Modern Temporal Orders by Gerhard Dohrn-van Rossum
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In this sweeping study of the organization of time, medieval historian Dohrn-van Rossum offers fresh insight into the history of the mechanical clock and its influence on European society from the late Middle Ages to the industrial revolution. Detailing the clock's effects on social activity, Rossum presents a vivid picture of a society regulated by the precise measurement of identical hours. 70 photos.


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