OF TIME AND THE CALENDAR by Elisabeth Achelis

OF TIME AND THE CALENDAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An argument for the proposed World Calendar, discussion of which is due in May, 1955, after consideration by the ECOSOC, notes the temperamental irregularities and confusing complexities of the present calendar as a background for the reforms advocated. There is a history of lunar and solar calendars, from Egypt, Rome and through the ages; the influence of the ancient Egyptian and Jewish calendars; the Mohammedan, Russian and Indian calendars. Then follows a survey of the efforts to equalize and balance the calendar -- the agitation for a thirteen month year and the growing support of a solar calendar of twelve, revised months, to be inaugurated, if accepted, in 1961. An ardent champion, the author is seizing time by the forelock to win adherents to a more stable and logical division of the year.

Pub Date: Jan. 22nd, 1955
Publisher: Hermitage