At Day's Close

- Night in Times Past

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Bringing light to the shadows of history through a "rich weave of citation and archival evidence" (Publishers Weekly), scholar A. Roger Ekirch illuminates the aspects of life most often overlooked by other historians--those that unfold at night. In this "triumph of social history" (Mail on Sunday), Ekirch's "enthralling anthropology" (Harper's) exposes the nightlife that spawned a distinct culture and a refuge from daily life.

Fear of crime, of fire, and of the supernatural; the importance of moonlight; the increased incidence of sickness and death at night; evening gatherings to spin wool and stories; masqued balls; inns, taverns, and brothels; the strategies of thieves, assassins, and conspirators; the protective uses of incantations, meditations, and prayers; the nature of our predecessors' sleep and dreams--Ekirch reveals all these and more in his "monumental study" (The Nation) of sociocultural history, "maintaining throughout an infectious sense of wonder" (Booklist).

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Detaljer
  • SprogEngelsk
  • Sidetal480
  • Udgivelsesdato17-10-2006
  • ISBN139780393329018
  • Forlag W. W. Norton & Company
  • FormatPaperback
  • Udgave0
Størrelse og vægt
  • Vægt426 g
  • Dybde3 cm
  • coffee cup img
    10 cm
    book img
    14,8 cm
    20,8 cm

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