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The Seven Day Circle The History and Meaning of the Week Read & Download Þ 104 å ☃ The Seven Day Circle The History and Meaning of the Week PDF / Epub ✑ Author Eviatar Zerubavel – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Days months and years were given to us by nature but we invented the week for ourseWeek it represents an arbitrary rhythm imposed on our activities unrelated to anything in the natural order But where the week exists and there have been many cultures where it doesn't it. There is a lot to a week than I imagined The author posits that the 7 day week isn’t sacred except that we need something to distinguish sacred from ordinary days Some cultures have a week length that is different than 7 days Attempts to change the length of the week failed French 5 days Russian 10 days This book has a number of tables that I didn’t work to decipher

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Days months and years were given to Day Circle MOBI #241 us by nature but we invented the week for ourselves There is nothing inevitable about a seven day cycle or about any other kind of. Fascinating exposition of a topic which is so ubiuitous as to be invisible to most of us namely the days of the week The author points out that our cycle of seven days is so familiar that it takes on the air of inevitability of a natural phenomenon And yet it's not The week is a human invention Indeed the author makes a powerful case that it is one of our most important innovations He calls it one of the most significant breakthroughs in human beings' attempts to break away from being prisoners of nature and create a social world of his own This striking passage is footnoted with a reference to The Discoverers A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself I wonder if he'd use that phrase prisoners of nature if writing todayThe chapter on origins is engrossing enough but my favorite parts of this book were the two that followed Attempts to repeal and replace the seven day week in Republican France and the Soviet Union show just how deeply entrenched the convention is The different ways that weeks have been conceived in diverse global cultures reveal just how arbitrary our seven day structure is The final chapters were slightly less luminous becoming a little academic and repetitive for this lay reader Still lots of interesting food for thought on the rhythm which our week imparts to our livesRecommended

Eviatar Zerubavel Ñ 4 Read & Download

The Seven Day Circle The History and Meaning of the WeekIs so deeply embedded in our experience that we hardly ever uestion its rightness or think of it as an artificial convention for most of The Seven PDFEPUBus it is a matter of 'second natur. Some interesting facts and concepts but a bit dry