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Clocks and Culture, 1300-1700
Language: en
Pages: 191
Authors: Carlo M. Cipolla
Categories: Clock and watch making
Type: BOOK - Published: 1967 - Publisher:

Books about Clocks and Culture, 1300-1700
Telling Time
Language: en
Pages: 323
Authors: Stuart Sherman
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Describes changes in clock technology and the measurement of time and its effect on prose literature.
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Catherine Pagani
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press

An exploration of the important role played by elaborate clockwork in relations between China and Europe from the late sixteenth to the late eighteenth centuries
Changing Clothes in China
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Antonia Finnane
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-24 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Based largely on nineteenth and twentieth-century representations of Chinese dress as traditional and unchanging, historians have long regarded fashion as something peculiarly Western. But in this surprising, sumptuously illustrated book, Antonia Finnane proves that vibrant fashions were a vital part of Chinese life in the late imperial era, when well-to-do
Empires of Time
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Anthony F. Aveni
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:

Examines the earliest attempts by humans to create clocks and calendars, and discusses Western culture's quest to process and refine time, focusing on how that endeavor compares to similar efforts in tribal societies, both ancient and contemporary.