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Disenchanted Night: The Industrialization of Light in the Nineteenth Century

Disenchanted Night: The Industrialization of Light in the Nineteenth Century

Paperback Language: English / German

By (author) Wolfgang Schivelbusch, Translated by Angela Davies

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Paperback | 227 pages
  • Language: English / German
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 15mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 20 December 1995
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520203542
  • ISBN 13: 9780520203549
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Sales rank: 437,667

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This text tells the story of the development of artificial light in the 19th century. The book reveals the ways that the technology of artificial light helped forge modern consciousness. It discusses such topics as the political symbolism of street lighting and the rise of nightlife.

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"A readable, highly personal, often original, and deliberately provocative attempt to integrate the story of artifical light with the history of modern life."--Neil Harris, "Science