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The Resource Evening's empire : a history of the night in early modern Europe, Craig Koslofsky

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

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Evening's empire : a history of the night in early modern Europe
Title
Evening's empire
Title remainder
a history of the night in early modern Europe
Statement of responsibility
Craig Koslofsky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Koslofsky, Craig
Dewey number
304.2/37094
Index
index present
LC call number
GT3408
LC item number
.K67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
New studies in European history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Night
  • Night
  • Nightlife
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
Label
Evening's empire : a history of the night in early modern Europe, Craig Koslofsky
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9780511977695
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 431 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521721066
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Evening's empire : a history of the night in early modern Europe, Craig Koslofsky
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9780511977695
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 431 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521721066
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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