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The Calendar (New Horizons)

Measuring Time

Jacqueline de Bourgoing

£7.95

This richly illustrated book traces the fascinating scientific, technical and political history of calendars – the story of time itself

Overview

The calendar is an indispensable tool for civilized life, allowing people to order the past, present and future and to record events. Many cultures developed independent calendar systems, including the ancient Greeks, Romans and Chinese, and the Maya and Aztecs. The modern western calendar, accepted today as the global standard, is the fruit of a long and tumultuous history.

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'Intensely readable … de Bourgoing weaves a rich, anecdotal line'
Antiques Magazine

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Specifications

Format: Paperback

Size: 18.0 x 12.5 cm

Extent: 144 pp

Illustrations: 120

Publication date: 1 October 2001

ISBN: 9780500301067

About the Author

Jacqueline de Bourgoing holds degrees in geography and serves on the faculty of the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. She is active with French television's History channel, for which she has produced a series on the history of the calendar.