A Cultural History of Humour: From Antiquity to the Present Day

A Cultural History of Humour: From Antiquity to the Present Day


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ISBN-13: 9780745618807
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/14/1997
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.07(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Jan Mremmer, University of Groningen

Herman Roodenburg, P.J. Meertens-Institute RoyalNetherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam

Table of Contents

List of illustrations.

Notes on contributors.


Introduction: Humour and History: Jan Bremmer and HermanRoodenburg.

1. Jokes, Jokers and Jokebooks in Ancient Greek Culture: JanBremmer.

2. Cicero, Plautus and Roman Laughter: Fritz Graf.

3. Laughter in the Middle Ages: Jacques Le Goff.

4. Bakhtin and his Theory of Carnival: Aaron Gurevich.

5. Frontiers of the Comic in Early Modern Italy, c1350-1750:Peter Burke.

6. The Comic and the Counter Reformation in the SpanishNetherlands: Johan Verberckmoes.

7. Prose Jest-Books Mainly in the Sixteenth to EighteenthCenturies in England: Derek Brewer.

8. To Converse Agreeably: Civility and the Telling of Jokes inSeventeenth-Century Holland: Herman Roodenburg.

9. How was Jan Steen Funny? Strategies and Functions of ComicPainting in the Seventeenth Century: Mariet Westermann.

10. Parliamentary Hilarity Inside the French ConstitutionalAssembly (1789-91): Antoine de Baecque.

11. Humour and the Public Sphere in Nineteenth-Century Germany:Mary Lee Townsend.

12. Humour, Laughter and the Field: Reflections fromAnthropology: Henk Driessen.

13. Humour and History: A Research Bibliography: JohanVerberckmoes.

Index of Names.

Index of Subjects.

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