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Review: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past

User Review  - Jeffrey - Goodreads

Essential reading. It breaks open the harshness of night in pre industrial times, why humans would fear the dark, and the rhythm of human lives pre electric light. Ekrich, with this book, aims to ... Read full review

Review: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past

User Review  - Brenda Clough - Goodreads

An extremely thorough discussion of what night meant, to the minds of preindustrial people. It is almost too long, but well worth dipping into. Read full review

Review: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past

User Review  - Thomas Escritt - Goodreads

The book's highlight is the claim that, before lighting became cheap, people accustomed to going to bed shortly after sundown and rising at dawn, would wake in the middle of the night for a period of ... Read full review

Review: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past

User Review  - Henry McLaughlin - Goodreads

An interesting history of how we use the night has changed over the centuries. Focuses primarily on Europe and North America. Very helpful resource. Read full review

Review: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past

User Review  - Sylvia - Goodreads

"Rather than falling, night to the watchful eye rises." "The darkness of night appears palpable. Evening does not arrive it thickens." Read full review

Review: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past

User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

This is a great book about an aspect of history nobody ever discusses: what people did from dusk til dawn in an age before electricity. The book is meaty, with big bites of legend, folklore, fact, and social history. Read full review


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