A. Roger Ekirch





A. Roger Ekirch



Average rating: 3.66 · 801 ratings · 153 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
At Day's Close: Night in Ti...

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'Poor Carolina': Politics a...

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“For people steeped in biblical wonders and supernatural lore, alterations in the night sky, including the aurora borealis in northern latitudes, carried even greater portent.”
A. Roger Ekirch, At Day's Close: A History of Nighttime

“And with the range of earshot extended at night, preindustrial sounds represented the aural equivalent of landmarks.43 Overtaken by darkness on an unfamiliar road outside the Scottish town of Paisley, a set of travelers “proceeded with great caution and deliberation, frequently stopping to look forward and listen.” Where wind and rain, by their sounds, could help to reveal the contours of a landscape, familiar noises afforded welcome wayposts. The “clattering” of their horses’ hooves told visitors to Freiburg that they were entering “a large pavd town.” Bleating ewes and bellowing bulls provided bearings, as did tolling church bells.”
A. Roger Ekirch, At Day's Close: Night in Times Past

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