publication . Article . 2014

Humour in the Game of Kings: The Sideways Glancing Warder of the Lewis Chessmen

Hüsing, Annika;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
The cultural turn of the twentieth century’s last quarter gradually led to a new approach to the classical objects of historical research. Historians nowadays are required to take on a 'cultural perspective' in the course of their studies. Using the example of a particular piece of the Lewis Chessmen this paper examines both the benefits and the limitations that come about with the cultural approach and cautions against a too rigid application.
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free text keywords: Cultural Turn, Cultural Perspective, Humour, Lewis Chessmen, Odd one out, Virada cultural, Perspectiva cultural, Humor, Peças do xadrez de Lewis, O que não combina, Cultural Turn ; Cultural Perspective ; Humour ; Lewis Chessmen ; Odd one out, Virada cultural ; Perspectiva cultural ; Humor ; Peças do xadrez de Lewis ; O que não combina
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