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The power of laughter and satire in early modern Britain : political and religious culture, 1500-1820

Author: Mark Knights; Adam Morton
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leading scholars show how laughter and satire in early modern Britain functioned in a variety of contexts both to affirm communal boundaries and to undermine them.
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Knights, Mark.
Power of Laughter and Satire in Early Modern Britain : Political and Religious Culture, 1500-1820.
Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Knights; Adam Morton
ISBN: 9781787440814 1787440818
OCLC Number: 1000453721
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages)
Contents: Frontcover --
Contents --
List of Illustrations --
List of Contributors --
Acknowledgements --
List of Abbreviations --
Introduction: Laughter and Satire in Early Modern Britain 1500-1800 --
1 Dissolving into Laughter: Anti-Monastic Satire in the Reign of Henry VIII --
2 Mocking or Mirthful? Laughter in Early Modern Dialogue --
3 Farting in the House of Commons: Popular Humour and Political Discourse in Early Modern England --
4 Continuing Civil War by Other Means: Loyalist Mockery of the Interregnum Church --
5 Laughter as a Polemical Act in Late Seventeenth-Century England --
6 Spectacular Opposition: Suppression, Deflection and the Performance of Contempt in John Gay's Beggar's Opera and Polly --
7 'Laughing a Folly out of Countenance': Laughter and the Limits of Reform in Eighteenth-Century Satire --
8 Nervous Laughter and the Invasion of Britain 1797-1805 --
9 'Was a laugh treason?' Corruption, Satire, Parody and the Press in Early Modern Britain --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Knights and Adam Morton.

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This delightful volume articulates a significant facet of satire that can be read across the early modern period: that it created a space for criticism. CERCLES

 
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