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Author Outram, Dorinda, author

Title Four fools in the age of reason : laughter, cruelty, and power in early modern Germany / Dorinda Outram
Published Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in early modern German history
Studies in early modern German history
Contents Introduction : numerus stultorum infinitus est -- Jacob Paul Gundling : the honor of historians and fools -- Salomon Jacob Morgenstern : newspapers, professors, and playing the fool -- Joseph Frohlich : of owls and other animals -- Peter Prosch : the last court fool -- Two deaths : the Hanswurst and the fool -- Conclusion : the end of the journey
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 6, 2019)
Subject Fröhlich, Joseph, 1694-1757
Gundling, Jacob Paul, Freiherr von, 1673-1731
Morgenstern, Salomon Jakob, 1706-1785
Prosch, Peter, 1744-1804
Fröhlich, Joseph, 1694-1757.
Gundling, Jacob Paul, Freiherr von, 1673-1731.
Morgenstern, Salomon Jakob, 1706-1785.
Prosch, Peter, 1744-1804.
Fools and jesters -- Germany -- History -- 18th century
Courts and courtiers.
Fools and jesters.
HISTORY / Europe / General
Manners and customs.
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
Germany -- Court and courtiers -- Biography
Germany -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 18th century
Germany -- Social life and customs -- 18th century
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813942020 (electronic bk.)
9780813942025 (electronic bk.)