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The Trail of Time - Time Measurement with Incense in East Asia (Paperback, Revised) Loot Price: R1,564
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The Trail of Time - Time Measurement with Incense in East Asia (Paperback, Revised): Silvio A. Bedini
The Trail of Time - Time Measurement with Incense in East Asia (Paperback, Revised): Silvio A. Bedini

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The Trail of Time - Time Measurement with Incense in East Asia (Paperback, Revised)

Silvio A. Bedini

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This book is a scholarly study of a virtually unknown aspect of the history of horology (timekeeping), compiled from Chinese and Japanese historical and literary records, some of which are translated and published here for the first time. Incense timekeepers played an important role in early Chinese social and technological history, in addition to their use for time measurement. They were used in temples for religious rites, in agricultural regions for regulating water for irrigation, in palaces and government offices, and in the studies of scholars. A fascinating compendium of knowledge about a neglected aspect of Oriental culture, this book will appeal not only to historians of China and Japan, but to the growing number of collectors and museum curators who are interested in incense clocks. It is illustrated with black and white halftones of a large number of the clocks, which are renowned for their beauty of design and quality of workmanship. The book also includes a catalogue of incense clocks which have appeared in auction houses and museums.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2005
First published: 1994
Authors: Silvio A. Bedini
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 368
Edition: Revised
ISBN-13: 978-0-521-02163-0
Barcode: 9780521021630
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
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LSN: 0-521-02163-4

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