General History of Horology

General History of Horology

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Introduction Horology: The word Hour Systems 1: Jerome Bonnin: Time measurement in Antiquity 2: India and the Far East: dials, water-clocks, fire-clocks S. R. Sarma: India David Chang: China to 1900 Ron Good, Jon Ward: Modern China Katsuhiro Sasaki: Japan 3: Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages Anthony Turner: Sun-dials and water-clocks in Byzantium and Islam Mario Arnaldi: Time-reckoning in the Medieval Latin world Sebastian Whitestone: Water-clocks and the earliest escapements Anthony Turner: Sand-clocks, sand-glasses, and fire-clocks 4: Marisa Addomine: Public clocks: fourteenth to eighteenth centuries 5: The domestic clock in Europe Dietrich Matthes: From the fifteenth century to the mid-seventeenth century Wim van Klaveren: From Huygens to the end of the eighteenth century. 6: David Thompson: Watches in Europe 1600 - 1800 7: Anthony Turner: The Structures of horological manufacture and trade: sixteenth to eighteenth centuries 8: Denis Savoie: The development of the sundial fourteenth to twentieth centuries 9: Clocks as astronomical models Karsten Gaulk, Michael Korey, Samuel Gessner: Planetary clocks to the end of the eighteenth century Denis Roegel: The nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 10: Sharon Kerman: Musical and automaton clocks and watches: sound and motion in time-telling devices 11: Jonathan Betts: The quest for precision in astronomy and navigation 12: Anthony Turner: Decimal Time 13: Industrial manufacture: clock and watch-making in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries James Nye: The mixed fortunes of Britain Michael Edidin: American horology and its global reach Joelle Mauerhan: The horological endeavour in France Johann Boilat: The challenge of the Swiss and their competitors Sibylle Gluch: Developing the German industry Francoise Collanges: A case-study in standardisation: la pendule de Paris 14: Jonathan Betts: Precision attained: chronometers and regulators in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries 15: Catherine Cardinal: Responding to customer demand: the decoration of clocks and watches from the Renaissance to recent times 16: Roger Smith: Eighteenth-century clock exports from Britain to the East Indies 17: Marisa Addomine: Public clocks in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries 18: David Boettcher: Wrist-watches from their origins to the twenty-first century 19: James Nye, David Rooney: Electricity, horology, and networked time 20: Joelle Mauerhan: Women in horology 21: Jonathan Betts: The keeping of clocks and watches: maintenance, repair and restoration 22: Estelle Fallet: Accessories in horology 23: Applications of clockwork Jim Bennett, Anthony Turner: Orreries and planetaria Paolo Brenni: Timers and telescope drives Anthony Turner: Metronomes James Nye: Car clocks Jonathan Betts: Watchmans' clocks Anthony Turner: Roasting jacks 24: Christina Faraday: Horology verbalised; horology visualised 25: Bernhard Huber: The Literature of horology 26: Anthony Turner: Collecting and writing the history of horology 27: Glossary 28: Bibliography Index