At Day's Close: A History of Nighttime

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Phoenix, 2006 - 447 pagine
Charting a realm of Western culture, nocturnal life from the late medieval period to the Industrial revolution, this book focuses on the cadences of daily life, investigating nighttime in its own right and resurrecting a rich and complex universe in which persons passed nearly half of their lives - a world, long-lost to historians, and more.

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Recensione dell'utente  - renardkitsune - LibraryThing

It’s obvious that Ekirch, the author of “At Day’s Close” researched for 20 years! This book is packed full of interesting facts and stories, and for me, it kept me turning the pages. However, it also ... Leggi recensione completa

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Recensione dell'utente  - 2wonderY - LibraryThing

I have been trying to get through this book for a year now. I've read half a dozen other books on the same subject, so it obviously interests me. This material is dense and exhaustively researched ... Leggi recensione completa

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Informazioni sull'autore (2006)

Professor A. Roger Ekirch was born in 1950 in America. He teaches at Virginia Tech. On the basis of his research into the nighttime, Ekirch was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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