History in the Comic Mode

History in the Comic Mode

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21 prominent medievalists discuss continuity and change in ideas of personhood and community. Drawing on a wide vareity of sources, contributors write as historians of religion, art, literature, culture, and society, advancing a new medieval cultural history that is truly diverse and interdisciplinary.In its harshest forms, zero-sum holds that not only does one person win and the other lose, but in order for one to win, the other must lose. This logic ... Elites (the takers) have contempt for manual labor and the vast majority of mankind forced to engage in it (the makers). ... a matter of libido dominandi as pure pleasure.

Title:History in the Comic Mode
Author:Rachel Fulton, Bruce W. Holsinger
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2007


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