At Day's Close

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, scholar A. Roger Ekirch illuminates the aspects of life most often overlooked by other historians—those that unfold at night. In this tale social history, Ekirch 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 studyof sociocultural history
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ISBN: 9780393344585
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