Fools are everywhere : the court jester around the world (Book, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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Fools are everywhere : the court jester around the world

Author: Beatrice K Otto
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beatrice K. Otto takes us on a journey around the world in search of one of the most colorful characters in history - the court jester. Though not always clad in cap and bells, these witty, quirky characters crop up everywhere, from the courts of ancient China and the Mogul emperors of India to those of medieval Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas. Throughout history, they have lampooned anything and
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
History
Études transculturelles
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beatrice K Otto
ISBN: 0226640914 9780226640914
OCLC Number: 44425502
Notes: Rev. of the author's thesis Cosmic caperers (doctoral--1996).
Description: xxiii, 420 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: The Number of Fools Is Infinite --
1. Facets of the Fool --
2. The Scepter and the Bauble --
3. In Risu Veritas, or Many a True Word Spoken in Jest --
4. Overstepping the Mark: The Limits of His License --
5. Religion, Erudition, and Irreverence --
6. All the World's a Stage --
7. Stultorum Plena Sunt Omnia, or Fools Are Everywhere --
Epilogue: Future Fooling? --
Appendix: Table of Named Jesters.
Responsibility: Beatrice K. Otto.
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