Encyclopaedia of Historical Metrology, Weights, and Measures

Volume 3

  • Jan Gyllenbok

Part of the Science Networks. Historical Studies book series (SNHS, volume 58)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jan Gyllenbok
    Pages 1649-2266
  3. Jan Gyllenbok
    Pages 2267-2462
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 2463-2565

About this book


This third volume of Gyllenbok's encyclopaedia of historical metrology comprises the second part of the compendium of measurement systems and currencies of all sovereign states of the modern World (J-Z).

Units of measurement are of vital importance in every civilization through history. Since the early ages, man has through necessity devised various measures to assist him in everyday life. They have enabled and continue to enable us to trade in commonly and equitably understood amounts, and to investigate, understand, and control the chemical, physical, and biological processes of the natural world.

The encyclopeadia will be of use not only to historians of science and technology, but also to economic and social historians and should be in every major academic and national library as standard reference work on the topic.


historical metrology weights and measures measurement systems SI calendars

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Gyllenbok
    • 1
  1. 1.LommaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-66711-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-66712-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1421-6329
  • Series Online ISSN 2296-6080
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