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Forgery and Memory at the End of the First Millennium

Forgery and Memory at the End of the First Millennium

Levi Roach

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691181660
eISBN:
9780691217871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181660.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book takes a fresh look at documentary forgery and historical memory in the Middle Ages. In the tenth and eleventh centuries, religious houses across Europe began falsifying texts to improve ... More

In My Time of DyingA History of Death and the Dead in West Africa

In My Time of Dying: A History of Death and the Dead in West Africa

John Parker

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691193151
eISBN:
9780691214900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193151.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

This book is the first detailed history of death and the dead in Africa south of the Sahara. Focusing on a region that is now present-day Ghana, the book explores mortuary cultures and the ... More

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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