Time in Early Modern Islam

Time in Early Modern Islam

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Stephen Blake compares the Islamic concept of time across the empires of the Safavids, Ottomans, and Mughals. Each empire, while mindful of earlier models, created a new temporal system, fashioning a new solar calendar and era and a new round of rituals and ceremonies from the cultural resources at hand. The book not only contributes to our understanding of the origins and transformation of the Muslim temporal system but also explains the impact of Islamic science on the West.Calendar, Ceremony, and Chronology in the Safavid, Mughal and Ottoman Empires Stephen P. Blake ... The year was to be strictly lunar, 3 54 days, divided into twelve months of twentya€”nine and a half days each. ... 365a€”day year of the solar era at the rate of I I days per cycle. ... sun, moon, the five visible planets, and the visible stars) and not by mechanical devices (clocks or watches), vii Preface page.

Title:Time in Early Modern Islam
Author:Stephen P. Blake
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2013-02-11


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