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At Day′s Close – Night in Times Past Paperback – Illustrated, 3 October 2006

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  • Paperback : 480 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0393329011
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0393329018
  • Product Dimensions : 13.97 x 3.05 x 20.83 cm
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company; Illustrated Edition (3 October 2006)
  • Language: : English
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An absorbing social history...A wonderful revelation of a vanished age of darkness.--Raymond Carr

Perfect reading for insomniacs and star-gazers alike.--Jonathan Spence, Sterling Professor of History, Yale University

This is an irresistibly fascinating book. It has a hypnotic, feverish pace that will have its readers up all night wondering, expectant.--Ken Burns

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

An enthralling anthropology of the shadow realms.--John Leonard

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.

About the Author

A. Roger Ekirch is a professor of history at Virginia Tech and the award-winning author of At Day's Close, Birthright, and American Sanctuary. He lives in Roanoke, Virginia.

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