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Calendar
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Lunar/Solar Year

1. A calendar presents a system for ordering time by dividing a unit, the year, into a framework whose smallest components are days. This system coordinates a society's social, economic, and religious activities. Objectification and communication are served through ‘natural’ rhythms, impressive meteorological phenomena (seasons), the world of plants and animals, and…

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Rüpke, Jörg, “Calendar”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 21 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00056>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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