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Ob zatonu dneva : noč v minulih časih A. Roger Ekirch

Ob zatonu dneva : noč v minulih časih

A. Roger Ekirch

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Remarkable.Ekirch has emptied nights pockets, and laid the contents out before us.Arthur Krystal, The New YorkerBringing light to the shadows of history through a rich weave of citation and archival evidence (Publishers Weekly), scholar A. RogerMoreRemarkable….Ekirch has emptied nights pockets, and laid the contents out before us.—Arthur Krystal, The New YorkerBringing light to the shadows of history through a rich weave of citation and archival evidence (Publishers Weekly), scholar A. Roger Ekirch illuminates the aspects of life most often overlooked by other historians—those that unfold at night. In this triumph of social history (Mail on Sunday), Ekirchs enthralling anthropology (Harpers) 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 monumental study (The Nation) of sociocultural history, maintaining throughout an infectious sense of wonder (Booklist).60 illustrations- 8 pages of color.