History of the Hour

History of the Hour

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This text provides an overview of the history of the mechanical clock and its effects on European society from the late Middle Ages to the industrial revolution. The book provides a discussion of how mechanical clocks functioned in cities and dispels manyDEVELOPMENT OF THE WHEELED CLOCK Italy, expressing his regret that he had no aquot;horologiumaquot; available for accurately determining the time. The following ... The king not only had Ptolemya#39;s major astronomical work, the Almagest, newly translated; he was also the impulse behind the publication oftheAlphonsine Tables, which were, as far as their subsequent influence is concerned, the most important astronomical charts of the Late Middle Ages.98 Of interest to us is that theseanbsp;...

Title:History of the Hour
Author: Gerhard Dohrn-van Rossum
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1996-06-15

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