The Dance of Time: The Origins of the Calendar: A Miscellany of History and Myth, Religion and Astronomy, Festivals and Feast Days

The Dance of Time: The Origins of the Calendar: A Miscellany of History and Myth, Religion and Astronomy, Festivals and Feast Days

Our changing concept of time, and the surprising, often mysterious origins of the calendar, comes to life in this richly informative, beautifully written book....

Title:The Dance of Time: The Origins of the Calendar: A Miscellany of History and Myth, Religion and Astronomy, Festivals and Feast Days
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781559707466
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    The Dance of Time: The Origins of the Calendar: A Miscellany of History and Myth, Religion and Astronomy, Festivals and Feast Days Reviews

  • Peter Mcloughlin

    This is a short little book what the stars meant to ancient Europeans, the Calendar, the origins of customs around our holidays. It was the first such book I came across and it sparked an interest in ...

  • Richard

    This is a gentle survey of the origins of the modern Calendar. It explores the history and significance of the major feasts that punctuate the calendar each month. The result is a book filled with int...

  • Alison

    At first I found this book interesting in spite of its haphazard writing style; I understand that it is a miscellany, so I was reading it as such, as a sort of light-hearted, intriguing mish-mash of i...

  • Lauren

    This book has a very interesting premise and subject, but enough flaws that I could only give it 3 stars. The history of the calendar and its associated mythology was certainly very interesting, and I...

  • Jessica Adams

    So , this book was an effort to read more than historical romances. I decided when I go to the library I would choose at least one book from non- fiction. I’m so glad this was my first choice. A tru...

  • B. Rule

    The author of this book never lets the facts get in the way of a good story. I learned next to nothing about the purported origins of the calendar, and had good reason to doubt most of what the author...

  • Karen

    Judge is prone to long rhapsodies. There are some interesting factoids in the book, but the prose led me to skim. I suspect the first half of the book could have conveyed the same information in a fra...

  • Deborah Stepp

    Prose that is almost poetry tells the story of our calendar today. Fun to read....

  • Sjervey

    An excellent review of the origins of various aspects of the calendar from the days to the months to the festivals. Many holidays are recycled from the holidays of earlier cultures. Judge views that s...

  • Annie Miracle

    A fun read. I wouldn’t recommend it, though, as it contains several factual errors and is not well researched. Also be aware that it focuses almost entirely on Europe and the United States....