The monastery as a pattern for the management of time: a contribution to the historical sociology of modernization processes

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The article examines the role of monasteries in the development of civilization, especially at the onset of modernization. Particular attention is focused on the development of scheduling and time management, in which they played an important part, and contributed to the promotion of a rationalization that has found application in various areas of modern society (production, military, education, medicine, etc.) Life in monasteries became an inspiration not only for practice but also for many utopian projects of social reform.

J Šubrt

Charles University in Prague

Email: jiri.subrt@ff.cuni.cz
Faculty of Humanities

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