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Cultural History of Humour From Antiquity to the Present Day

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ISBN-10: 0745618804

ISBN-13: 9780745618807

Edition: 1997

Authors: Jan Bremmer, Herman Roodenburg

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This important and highly original book sets out to explore the terra incognita of humour through the ages - from jokes and stage humour in Greece and Rome to the jestbook of early modern Europe.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 7/7/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Notes on contributors
Preface
Introduction
Humour and History:
Jokes, Jokers and Jokebooks in Ancient Greek Culture:
Cicero, Plautus and Roman Laughter:
Laughter in the Middle Ages:
Bakhtin and his Theory of Carnival:
Frontiers of the Comic in Early Modern Italy, c1350-1750:
The Comic and the Counter Reformation in the Spanish Netherlands:
Prose Jest-Books Mainly in the Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries in England:
To Converse Agreeably: Civility and the Telling of Jokes in Seventeenth-Century Holland:
How was Jan Steen Funny? Strategies and Functions of Comic Painting in the Seventeenth Century:
Parliamentary Hilarity Inside the French Constitutional Assembly (1789-91):
Humour and the Public Sphere in Nineteenth-Century Germany:
Humour, Laughter and the Field: Reflections from Anthropology:
Humour and History: A Research Bibliography:
Index of Names
Index of Subjects