Author:Borst, Arno; Winnard, Andrew [Translator]

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The Ordering of Time: From the Ancient Computus to the Modern Computer

By: Borst, Arno; Winnard, Andrew [Translator]

Price: $17.50

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press: 1993

Seller ID: 040041

ISBN: 0226066592

Condition: Like New


This book is a concise history of the use and interpretation of time, written by one of the foremost medievalists in Europe today.Arno Borst examines the various ways that time has been calculated by numbers and measured by instruments over several centuries, from the computusan ancient method of determining times and datesto the present-day computer. In a wide-ranging discussion, he analyzes the classical Greek concepts of divine, natural, and human time; the universal time of ancient Rome; the Easter cycle of the Middle Ages; the development of the mechanical clock in the fourteenth and fi... View more info