Thompson

E.P. Thompson’s article was very intriguing. Thompson looks at history and analyses economic and social history between 1300-1650 by using a clock analogy  To Thompson history is a clock and in this article he also discusses how the way we perceive time has changed, and thus he concludes that this directly influences the changes in economic and social factors. Thompson describes how originally the time was kept by the sun and how with science this began to change as we created technology to keep time. This gave us a much more intimate perception of time. Furthermore this spread into the work place, created a unique bond between employee and employer and the clock. Most things, especially payments and value, began to be measured by the amount of time spent. This was a very interesting article that really gets you looking at the relationship between literal time and history in a completely different and abstract way.

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