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Uncivil MirthRidicule in Enlightenment Britain

Uncivil Mirth: Ridicule in Enlightenment Britain

Ross Carroll

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691182551
eISBN:
9780691220536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182551.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The relaxing of censorship in Britain at the turn of the eighteenth-century led to an explosion of satires, caricatures, and comic hoaxes. This new vogue for ridicule unleashed moral panic and ... More

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