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Evening's empire : a history of the night in early modern Europe

Author: Craig Koslofsky
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: New studies in European history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What does it mean to write a history of the night? Evening's Empire is a fascinating study of the myriad ways in which early modern people understood, experienced, and transformed the night. Using diaries, letters, and legal records together with representations of the night in early modern religion, literature and art, Craig Koslofsky opens up an entirely new perspective on early modern Europe. He shows how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Koslofsky
ISBN: 9780521896436 0521896436 9780521721066 0521721067
OCLC Number: 701021121
Notes: Machine generated contents note: 1. An early modern revolution; 2. Darkness and the devil, 1450-1650; 3. Seeking the Lord in the night, 1530-1650; 4. Princes of darkness: the night at court, 1600-1750; 5. 'An entirely new contrivance': the rise of street lighting, 1660-1700; 6. Colonising the urban night: resistance, gender and the public sphere; 7. Colonising the rural night?; 8. Darkness and enlightenment; 9. Conclusion.
Awards: Winner of Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award 2011
Description: xvi, 431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. An early modern revolution --
2. Darkness and the devil, 1450-1650 --
3. Seeking the Lord in the night, 1530-1650 --
4. Princes of darkness: the night at court, 1600-1750 --
5. "An entirely new contrivance": the rise of street lighting, 1660-1700 --
6. Colonizing the urban night: resistance, gender and the public sphere --
7. Colonizing the rural night? --
8. Darkness and enlightenment --
9. Conclusion.
Series Title: New studies in European history.
Responsibility: Craig Koslofsky.
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