A Cultural History of Tragedy
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Bloomsbury Academic
Bushnell, Professor Rebecca (series ed.)
200 bw illus
254 x 178 x 97 mm
3541 g
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Contains 6 hardbacks
A Cultural History of Tragedy

A Cultural History of Tragedy

Volumes 1-6

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How have ideas of the tragic influenced Western culture? How has tragedy been shaped by its social and cultural conditions? In a work that spans 2,500 years, these ambitious questions are addressed by 55 experts, each contributing their overview of a theme applied to a period in history. Extending far beyond the established aesthetic tradition, the volumes describe the forms tragedy takes to represent human conflict and suffering, and how it engages with matters of philosophy, society, politics, religion and gender. Individual volume editors ensure the cohesion of the whole, and to make it as easy as possible to use, chapter titles are identical across each of the volumes. This gives the choice of reading about a specific period in one of the volumes, or following a theme across history by reading the relevant chapter in each of the six. The six volumes cover: 1. - Antiquity (500 BCE - 1000 AD); 2. - Middle Ages (1000 - 1400); 3. - Early Modern Age (1400 - 1650); 4. - Age of Enlightenment (1650 - 1800); 5. - Age of Empire (1800 - 1920); 6. - Modern Age (1920 - present). Themes (and chapter titles) are: Forms and Media; Sites of Performance and Circulation; Communities of Production and Consumption; Philosophy and Social Theory; Religion, Ritual and Myth; Politics of City and Nation; Society and Family; and Gender and Sexuality. The page extent is approximately 1,824pp with c. 200 illustrations. Each volume opens with Notes on Contributors, a series preface and an introduction, and concludes with Notes, Bibliography and an Index. The Cultural Histories Series A Cultural History of Tragedy is part of The Cultural Histories Series. Titles are available both as printed hardcover sets for libraries needing just one subject or preferring a one-off purchase and tangible reference for their shelves, or as part of a fully-searchable digital library available to institutions by annual subscription or on perpetual access (see www.bloomsburyculturalhistory.com).
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Rebecca Bushnell is the School of Arts and Sciences Board of Overseers Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Her books include A Companion to Tragedy (2005), and Tragedy: A Short Introduction (2007). She is Immediate Past President of the Shakespeare Association of America.


Volume 1: A Cultural History of Tragedy in Antiquity Edited by Emily Wilson (University of Pennsylvania, USA) Volume 2: A Cultural History of Tragedy in the Middle Ages Edited by Jody Enders (University of California Santa Barbara, USA), Theresa Coletti (University of Maryland, USA), John Sebastian (Loyola University New Orleans, USA) and Carol Symes (University of Illinois, USA) Volume 3: A Cultural History of Tragedy in the Early Modern Age Edited by Naomi Liebler (Montclair State University, USA) Volume 4: A Cultural History of Tragedy in the Age of Enlightenment Edited by Mitchell Greenberg (Cornell University, USA) Volume 5: A Cultural History of Tragedy in the Age of Empire Edited by Michael Gamer (University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Diego Saglia (University of Parma, Italy) Volume 6: A Cultural History of Tragedy in the Modern Age Edited by Jennifer Wallace (University of Cambridge, UK)