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Introduction

Katherine Clarke

in Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199291083
eISBN:
9780191710582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291083.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses different forms of temporal calibration and articulation, as well as the complementary nature of natural time and culturally-determined time. After introducing some ... More


Clocks, Clock Times, and Social Change

Paul Glennie and Nigel Thrift

in Shaping the Day: A History of Timekeeping in England and Wales 1300-1800

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278206
eISBN:
9780191699979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278206.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Aside from telling the time shown by digital or analogue clocks through hours, minutes, and seconds, clock time is expounded by highlighting the interdependence of ‘clock time’ and ‘natural time’, ... More


The Uses of Darkness

Phil Hadfield

in Bar Wars: Contesting the Night in Contemporary British Cities

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199297856
eISBN:
9780191700866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297856.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter draws upon the personal experiences of the author and a diverse range of published works on the cultural and natural histories of night-time in Western societies. Night-time is revealed ... More


Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History

Denis Feeney

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251199
eISBN:
9780520933767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251199.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The ancient Romans changed more than the map of the world when they conquered so much of it; they altered the way historical time itself is marked and understood. This book investigates time and its ... More


Time In The Land

Thomas M. Allen

in A Republic in Time: Temporality and Social Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831793
eISBN:
9781469603827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868171_allen.8
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the revolutions in natural time that took place in the nineteenth century. It examines how the expansion of the temporal scale in the nineteenth century by major developments ... More


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