Clock Watchers and Stargazers: On Time Discipline in Early-Modern Berlin

@article{Sauter2007ClockWA,
  title={Clock Watchers and Stargazers: On Time Discipline in Early-Modern Berlin},
  author={M. Sauter},
  journal={The American Historical Review},
  year={2007},
  volume={112},
  pages={685-709}
}
  • M. Sauter
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • The American Historical Review
  • This essay contests the view that humanity’s centuries-long experience with clocks is marked by a steady increase in time awareness that culminated in the modern compulsion known as “time discipline”. It argues, in contrast, that modern time discipline emerged during the eighteenth century, and as a result of a change in discipline’s direction. Using early-modern Berlin as a case study, this article holds that before 1800 time discipline was directed by people at clocks. After 1800, however… CONTINUE READING
    46 Citations

    Figures from this paper

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 75 REFERENCES