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Humour, history and politics in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages [electronic resource] / edited by Guy Halsall.

Contributor(s): Halsall, Guy | International Medieval Congress (5th : 1998 : University of Leeds).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 208 p.).ISBN: 0511020457 (electronic bk.); 9780511020452 (electronic bk.); 0511045107; 9780511045103; 0511029802 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511029806 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0511120230 (electronic bk.); 9780511120237 (electronic bk.); 9780521811163 (hbk.); 0521811163 (hbk.).Subject(s): Civilization, Medieval -- Humor | Classical wit and humor | Laughter in literature | Europe -- History -- 476-1492 | Europe -- Social conditions -- To 1492 | Aliens in literature | Electronic books | Civilizaci�on medieval | Humor | Europa | Historia | 476-1492 | Humorismo | Risa en la literatura | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture | Mittelalter | Humor | Literatur | Politik | Europa | Geschichte 300-900 | Civilizaci�on medieval Humor | Humorismo | Risa en la literatura | Europa Historia 476-1492Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Aufsatzsammlung. | Online-Publikation. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Humour, history and politics in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages.DDC classification: 306.4/81 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
"Don't worry, I've got the key" / Guy Halsall -- Laughter and humour in the early Medieval Latin West / Danuta Shanzer -- Humour and the everyday in Byzantium / John Haldon -- The lexicon of abuse, drunkenness and political illegitimacy in the late Roman world / Mark Humphries -- Funny foreigners, laughing with the barbarians in Late Antiquity / Guy Halsall -- Liutprand of Cremona's sense of humour / Ross Balzaretti -- "He never even allowed his white teeth to be bared in laughter" : the politics of humour in the Carolingian Renaissance / Matthew Innes -- Alcuin's Disputatio Pippini and the early Medieval riddle tradition / Martha Bayless -- Laughter after Babel's fall : misunderstandling and miscommunication in the ninth-century West / Paul Kershaw.
Summary: These essays range from the late Roman empire through to the tenth century, and from Byzantium to Anglo-Saxon England, taking a historian's perspective to look at the use of irony, ridicule and satire as political tools.
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Most of the papers were first presented in a series of sessions at the fifth International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds, 1998.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Don't worry, I've got the key" / Guy Halsall -- Laughter and humour in the early Medieval Latin West / Danuta Shanzer -- Humour and the everyday in Byzantium / John Haldon -- The lexicon of abuse, drunkenness and political illegitimacy in the late Roman world / Mark Humphries -- Funny foreigners, laughing with the barbarians in Late Antiquity / Guy Halsall -- Liutprand of Cremona's sense of humour / Ross Balzaretti -- "He never even allowed his white teeth to be bared in laughter" : the politics of humour in the Carolingian Renaissance / Matthew Innes -- Alcuin's Disputatio Pippini and the early Medieval riddle tradition / Martha Bayless -- Laughter after Babel's fall : misunderstandling and miscommunication in the ninth-century West / Paul Kershaw.

These essays range from the late Roman empire through to the tenth century, and from Byzantium to Anglo-Saxon England, taking a historian's perspective to look at the use of irony, ridicule and satire as political tools.

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