At Day's Close

At Day's Close

Night in Times Past

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Baker & Taylor
A portrait of how people lived in the pre-industrial age describes how a lack of electric lighting separated daytime and evening into more contrasting worlds, explaining how superstition, work, fire, crime, religion, slavery, and other factors were different before the advent of electric lighting.

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Before the invention of electric light, humans experienced nighttime much differently than we do now. In this social history for scholars and general readers, Ekirch (history, Virginia Tech) describes nocturnal life in pre-industrial Europe and America. His wide-ranging study encompasses such areas as magical lore, curfew regulations, social gatherings, and bedtime rituals. A section of color plates presents artistic depictions of nighttime scenes. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

A portrait of how people lived in the pre-industrial age describes how a lack of electric lighting separated daytime and evening into more contrasting worlds, explaining how superstition, work, fire, crime, religion, slavery, and other factors were different before the advent of electric lighting. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Norton, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393050899
0393050890
Branch Call Number: 306.4 EKI
Characteristics: xxxii, 447 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm

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