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- DescriptionWhat 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 'cturnalized' political expression, the public sphere and the use of daily time. Fear of the night was w 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.
- Author BiographyCraig 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).
- PrizesWinner of Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award 2011.
- Author(s)Craig M. Koslofsky
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication30/06/2011
- SubjectEnvironment & Planning
- Series TitleNew Studies in European History
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note36 b/w illus. 2 maps
- Weight770 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine25 mm
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