Originally published in 1921, this book provides a concise guide to the Western Calendar. Information is provided on its origin and development, the principles of its construction, the purposes for which it is employed, its deficiencies and the means by which these deficiencies can be amended. The text also contains a list of authorities on the calendar and a table of astronomical data in mean solar time. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the Western Calendar and the measurement of time in general.
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- Date Published: January 2012
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107640214
- length: 118 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 7 mm
- weight: 0.16kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Astronomical data in mean solar time
A universal calendar for the twentieth century
List of authorities on the Gregorian calendar
1. The measurement of time, natural units, day, year, month
2. The three possible forms of calendar
3. The Greek calendar. Metonic cycle
4. The Latin calendar
5. The Julian reform
6. Month and day in the Roman calendar
7. The Gregorian calendar
8. Other calendars - Jewish, Mahometan, French republican
9. The week
10. The Dominical or Sunday letter
11. Cycles. The Metonic cycle. The solar cycle. Indiction
12. Eras. Olympiad, era of Rome, etc.
13. The Christian era. Dates of nativity and crucifixion
14. The Julian period
15. The date of Easter
16. The uses of the calendar
17. The defects of the calendar
18. How its defects may be remedied
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