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Shaping the day : a history of timekeeping in England and Wales 1300-1800 / Paul Glennie and Nigel Thrift.

By: Glennie, Paul.
Contributor(s): Thrift, N. J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2009Description: xiv, 456 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., facsims, maps, plans ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780199278206; 0199278202.Subject(s): Time measurements -- History | Clocks and watches -- England -- History | Time -- HistoryDDC classification: Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
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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Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-449) and index.

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