Glennie, Paul.

Shaping the day : a history of timekeeping in England and Wales 1300-1800 / Paul Glennie and Nigel Thrift. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2009. - xiv, 456 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., facsims, maps, plans ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-449) and index.

Introduction : the measured heart -- Clocks, clock times, and social change -- 'Not everyone occupies the same now' : reconceptualizing clock time -- Clock times in medieval and early modern Bristol -- The provision of clock time in pre-modern England -- Clock times in everyday lives -- Precision in everyday lives -- 'Posted within shot of the grave' : seafaring times -- The pursuit of precision -- Clocks from nowhere? : John Harrison in context -- Some concluding remarks.

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Time measurements--History.
Clocks and watches--History.--England
Time--History.

QB213 / .G54 2009



Thrift, N. J.