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The Calendar

The Calendar
Its History, Structure and Improvement


  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107640214

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  • 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
    Part I:
    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
    Part II:
    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
    Part III:
    15. The date of Easter
    Part IV:
    16. The uses of the calendar
    17. The defects of the calendar
    18. How its defects may be remedied

  • Author

    Alexander Philip

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