The Oxford Book of Days

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - Всего страниц: 584
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What are the halcyon days? On what date do the dog days begin? What is Hansel Monday? How do Chinese, Muslim, Mesoamerican, Jewish, and Babylonian calendars differ from Christian calendars? The answers to these and hundreds of other intriguing questions about the way humans have marked and measured time over the millennia can be found in The Oxford Book of Days.
In the tradition of almanacs and Chambers' original Book of Days, the authors here have collected a rich body of historical fact, legend, lore, and literature for each day of the year. But this astonishing range of information is blended with wit and scholarship to provide an authoritative, beautifully referenced work. Beginning with a January-to-December listing, it offers general sections on each month, day-by-day listings, notes on the seasons, the months, and the days of the week. An indispensable source for all, this fascinating book provides readers with a unique and easily accessed guide to be treasured year-round.

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JANUARY
3
FEBRUARY
58
MARCH IOO APRIL
140
MAY
180
JUNE
231
JULY
274
AUGUST
314
SEPTEMBER
355
OCTOBER
397
NOVEMBER
438
DECEMBER
480
Sources
545
Index
555
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Bonnie Blackburn, a musicologist, received a PhD from the University of Chicago in 1970. She has written articles and books on Renaissance music, and is General Editor of the series Monuments of Renaissance Music (University of Chicago Press). She is a member of the Faculty of Music at Oxford University.

Leofranc Holford-Strevens, a classicist, received a D.Phil. from Oxford University in 1971. The author of Aulus Gellius (1988), he is a desk-editor with Oxford University Press. He has had a long-standing interest in calendars and chronologies.

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