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Clocks and Culture: 1300-1700
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393008665, Paperback)
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
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