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date: 04 June 2020

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The art and science of time-measurement underwent significant changes in the early modern period in Europe. This article will explore both the aesthetics and mechanics of baroque temporality. The central argument holds that as technologies of time sharpened users’ sense of minutes and even seconds, cultural forms such as literature and theater reflected changes in the understanding and experience of time.

Keywords: time, clock, watch, theater, illusion, Corneille, early modern, baroque

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