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At Day's Close: Night in Times Past Paperback – 3 Oct 2006

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Product details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (3 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393329011
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393329018
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 781,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An enthralling anthropology of the shadow realms.--John Leonard

Absorbing...fascinating...[Ekirch] has plundered an extraordinary range of cross-cultural sources for his material, and he tells us about everything from witches to firefighting, architecture to domestic violence...[A] monumental study.--Terry Eagleton

Engrossing...Ekirch's narrative is rooted in the material realities of the past, evoking a bygone world of extreme physicality and pre-industrial survival stratagems.

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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.

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