A Cultural History Of Comedy
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How has our expression, use and reception of comedy developed from antiquity to the present day? What role has it occupied in Western culture, and what can it tell us about how society has changed? The volumes describe various manifestations of comedy, its use in religion, theatre and literature, and its historical and philosophical significance.
In a work that spans 2,500 years, these ambitious questions are addressed by 55 experts, each contributing their overview of a theme applied to a period in history.
Voume 1 – A Cultural History of Comedy in Antiquity (Edited by Michael Ewans, University of Newcastle, Australia)
Voume 2 – A Cultural History of Comedy in the Middle Ages (Edited by Martha Bayless, University of Oregon, USA)
Voume 3 – A Cultural History of Comedy in the Early Modern Age (Edited by Andrew McConnell Stott, University of Southern California, USA)
Voume 4 – A Cultural History of Comedy in the Age of Enlightenment (Edited by Elizabeth Kraft, University of Georgia, USA)
Voume 5 – A Cultural History of Comedy in the Age of Empire (Edited by Matthew Kaiser, University of California, Merced, USA)
Voume 6 – A Cultural History of Comedy in the Modern Age (Edited by Louise Peacock, De Montfort University, UK)
The Cultural Histories series offers an authoritative survey of a wide range of subjects throughout history. Each subject is looked at in Antiquity, the Medieval Age, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Age of Empire and the Modern Age and thematic coverage is consistent across all periods so that users can either gain a broad overview of a period or follow a theme through the ages.
Hardback: 6 Volumes
Product Dimensions: 176 x 250 mm
Published by Bloomsbury