Evening's Empire

ISBN: 9780521721066 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2011 Autor: Craig Koslofsky Editură: Cambridge University Press Colecție: New Studies in European History Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 448 Stoc: La comandă

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This fascinating study explores the myriad ways in which early modern people understood, experienced and transformed the night.

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 princes, courtiers, burghers and common people 'nocturnalized' political expression, the public sphere and the use of daily time. Fear of the night was now mingled with improved opportunities for labour and leisure: the modern night was beginning to assume its characteristic shape.

Evening's Empire takes the evocative history of the night into early modern politics, culture and society, revealing its importance to key themes from witchcraft, piety, and gender to colonization, race, and the Enlightenment.

Craig Koslofsky is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His previous publications include The Reformation of the Dead: Death and Ritual in Early Modern Germany (2001).

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Craig Koslofsky
Data Publicarii
2011
Editura
Cambridge University Press
Inaltime
22.9
Latime
15.2
Grosime
2.1
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
448
Colectie
New Studies in European History
Subtitlu
A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe
Bic
HBJD, HBTB, HBJD, HBTB
Greutate
644
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