Humour and History

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Keith Cameron
Intellect, Jan 1, 1993 - Social Science - 158 pages
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Aristotle felt that laughter was a distinctive trait of humanity and one that distinguished humans from the animals. On the other hand, the very existence of human beings could be considered a 'joke'. This title offers an insight into the role humour has played in various European cultures throughout their history.

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The Devil and Comedy Gareth Roberts
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Keith is Professor of French and Renaissance Studies at the University of Exeter.

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