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Pleasure and leisure in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age : cultural-historical perspectives on toys, games, and entertainment

Author: Albrecht Classen
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2019] ©2019
Series: Fundamentals of medieval and early modern culture, v. 23.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jan Huizinga and Roger Caillois have already taught us to realize how important games and play have been for pre-modern civilization. Recent research has begun to acknowledge the fundamental importance of these aspects in cultural, religious, philosophical, and literary terms. This volume expands on the traditional approach still very much focused on the materiality of game (toys, cards, dice, falcons, dolls, etc.)  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albrecht Classen
ISBN: 9783110622584 3110622580
OCLC Number: 1114104915
Description: xiii, 751 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Fundamentals of medieval and early modern culture, v. 23.
Responsibility: edited by Albrecht Classen.

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Human existence has always been determined not only by war, death, love, and the quest for God. People throughout time have always searched for means to find entertainment and intellectual diversion.  Read more...

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