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Introduction

Sacha Stern

in Calendars in Antiquity: Empires, States, and Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199589449
eISBN:
9780191746178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589449.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter presents a summary of the book's argument, a definition of ‘calendar’, an account of the scope of the work, a survey of the sources, a discussion of methodology, and a brief ... More


Recording and Forecasting

in British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226302058
eISBN:
9780226302065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226302065.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter addresses the methods for recording and measuring time. The eighteenth century saw significant changes in the methods for recording and measuring time. The weather was normalized by ... More


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