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Medieval Empires and the Culture of Competition: Literary Duels at Islamic and Christian Courts

Samuel England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425223
eISBN:
9781474438544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425223.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Medieval Empires and the Culture of Competition shows how the interactive, confrontational practice of courtly arts helped shape imperial thought in the Middle Ages. Its analysis covers Classical ... More


The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch

Constance Classen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252034930
eISBN:
9780252094408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252034930.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

From the softest caress to the harshest blow, touch lies at the heart of our experience of the world. Now, for the first time, this deepest of senses is the subject of an extensive historical ... More


“Shakespeare, He’s in the Alley”: Performing at the Faire

Rachel Lee Rubin

in Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771389
eISBN:
9780814738108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771389.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the Renaissance faire's “immersion theater” or “promenade theater,” performances in which audience members are watching the drama unfold around them, rather than in front of ... More


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