The Romance of the Calendar
W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated, 1937 - Počet stran: 351
A history of the calendar, from humankind first theories of time, to the Julian calendar, the influence of Islam, to the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese calendar and beyond and including the varying religious and cultural influences that helped shape the various calendars of today.
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BACKGROUND OF CALENDAR HISTORY
The Original Thought II
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30 days accepted according adjusted adopted ancient appear applied arrangement associated astronomer August authority began beginning called celestial century Chinese Christian Church civil clock continued cycle December described divided earth Easter Egypt Egyptian equal equinox expressed fact fall February festival five follows four Friday Greek Gregorian Calendar half hand Hebrew Hence human idea included India indicated interesting Italy January Jewish Jews Julian Julius Caesar July kind King known leap length less light lived lunar lunar month March means measurement merely mind minutes Monday month moon moves names never night November observed origin period quarter question reason reckoning reform regarded rest Roman Rome Sabbath September seven simple solar stars stone suggested Sunday tells thousands Thursday tion true Tuesday twelve unit Wednesday week whole World Calendar