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A Roger Ekirch

At Day`s Close

Night in Times Past

€ 20.95

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. Reprint.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Illustrations xiii
Acknowledgments xix
Preface xxv
SHUTTING-IN xxxi
PART ONE: IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH
PRELUDE
3(4)
ONE Terrors of the Night: Heavens and Earth
7(24)
TWO Mortal Perils: Plunder, Violence, and Fire
31(28)
PART TWO: LAWS OF NATURE
PRELUDE
59(2)
THREE The Fragility of Authority: Church and State
61(29)
FOUR A Man`s House Is His Castle: Domestic Fortifications
90(28)
FIVE Darkness Visible: Navigating the Nightscape
118(31)
PART THREE: BENIGHTED REALMS
PRELUDE
149(6)
SIX Works of Darkness: Labor
155(30)
SEVEN The Common Benefactress: Sociability, Sex, and Solitude
185(25)
EIGHT Knightwalkers: Princes and Peers
210(17)
NINE Masters by Night: Plebeians
227(34)
PART FOUR: PRIVATE WORLDS
PRELUDE
261(2)
TEN Ordinances of the Bedchamber: Rituals
263(22)
ELEVEN Unraveling the Knitted Sleeve: Disturbances
285(15)
TWELVE Sleep We Have Lost: Rhythms and Revelations
300(24)
COCK-CROW 324(17)
Notes 341(74)
Index 415
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
480 pagina's
Januari 2006
403 gram
203 x 133 x 32 mm
W. W. Norton & Company us

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