9780226981659-0226981657-The Seven Day Circle: The History and Meaning of the Week

The Seven Day Circle: The History and Meaning of the Week

ISBN-13: 9780226981659
ISBN-10: 0226981657
Edition: Reprint
Author: Zerubavel, Eviatar
Publication date: 1989
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 220 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226981659
ISBN-10: 0226981657
Edition: Reprint
Author: Zerubavel, Eviatar
Publication date: 1989
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 220 pages

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Acknowledged authors Zerubavel, Eviatar wrote The Seven Day Circle: The History and Meaning of the Week comprising 220 pages back in 1989. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0226981657 and 9780226981659. Since then The Seven Day Circle: The History and Meaning of the Week textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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"Days, months, and years were given to 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 week; 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 is so deeply embedded in our experience that we hardly ever question its rightness, or think of it as an artificial convention; for most of us it is a matter of 'second nature.'

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