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signal11 · 2018-04-30 · Original thread
Very interesting. There was one other scholarly work in this general area — but that was comparatively much more recent: Roger Ekirch’s “At Day’s Close” [1], which is very well-researched and covers pre-artificial-light Europe.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/At-Days-Close-Night-Times/dp/03933290...

Definitely recommend the book in the post. At Day's Close by A. Roger Ekrich. Beautiful writing. http://www.amazon.com/At-Days-Close-Night-Times/dp/039332901...
At Day's Close by Roger Ekirch is a great book about our historical relationship to the night (sleep and not sleeping). http://www.amazon.com/At-Days-Close-Night-Times/dp/039332901...
dbarlett · 2013-04-13 · Original thread
The Ekirch book referred to is At Day's Close: Night in Times Past [1]. It covers much more than sleep patterns. We think of night as merely the absence of daylight, but in the past it was seen as a different world.

[1] http://www.amazon.com/At-Days-Close-Night-Times/dp/039332901...

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