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A Cultural History Of Tragedy

by Rebecca Bushnell

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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.

Voume 1 – A Cultural History of Tragedy in Antiquity (Edited by Emily Wilson, University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Voume 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)

Voume 3 – A Cultural History of Tragedy in the Early Modern Age (Edited by Naomi Liebler, Montclair State University, USA)

Voume 4 – A Cultural History of Tragedy in the Age of Enlightenment Edited by Mitchell Greenberg (Cornell University, USA)

Voume 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)

Voume 6 – A Cultural History of Tragedy in the Modern Age (Edited by Jennifer Wallace, University of Cambridge, UK)

The Cultural Histories series offers an authoritative survey of a wide range of subjects throughout history. Each subject is looked at in Antiquity, the Medieval Age, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Age of Empire and the Modern Age and thematic coverage is consistent across all periods so that users can either gain a broad overview of a period or follow a theme through the ages.

Hardback: 6 Volumes
Product Dimensions: 176 x 250 mm
ISBN: 9781474288149

Published by Bloomsbury