Material Histories of Time
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The historiography of timekeeping is traditionally characterised by a dichotomy between research that investigates the evolution of technical devices on the one hand, and research that is concerned with the examination of the cultures and uses of time on the other hand. This title opens a dialogue between these two approaches by taking monumental clocks, portable watches and other forms of timekeeping as the starting point of a joint reflection of specialists of the history of horology.
ISBN 9783110622133. Birkhauser Verlag.