The Calendar

New Horizons

The Calendar

Measuring Time

  1. Jacqueline de Bourgoing
  • ISBN 9780500301067
  • 18.00 x 12.50 cm
  • Paperback
  • 144pp
  • 120 Illustrations, 109 in colour
  • First published 2001
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‘Intensely readable … de Bourgoing weaves a rich, anecdotal line’ – Antiques Magazine

The calendar is an indispensable tool for civilized life, allowing people to order the past, present and future and to record events. Many cultures developed independent calendar systems, including the ancient Greeks, Romans and Chinese, and the Maya and Aztecs. The modern western calendar, accepted today as the global standard, is the fruit of a long and tumultuous history.

This richly illustrated book traces the fascinating scientific, technical and political history of calendars – the story of time itself.