Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 December 2019

224 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198843542

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Laughter and Power in the Twelfth Century

Peter J. A. Jones

  • The first major book to consider laughter's place in wider medieval intellectual, political, and religious culture
  • Traces the emergence of imagery of laughter and humour in portraits of medieval kings and saints
  • Draws on this as an understanding of how power and humour impacted each other in the twelfth century
  • Provides a fresh approach to the 'twelfth-century renaissance'