New Living Book: The Dancing Fool and the mundus inversus

infoclio.ch presents the newest volume of his Living Books about History collection:

Clouzot, Martine; Gasse-Grandjean, Marie-José: The Dancing Fool and the mundus inversus, 2017.
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Fools teem in the initials, miniatures, and illuminated margins of medieval manuscripts.
Variously portrayed next to King David, forming farandoles and dances of death, or taking part in the Feast of Fools, the fools represent, with extraordinary cultural continuity, a brilliant and scholarly model of the world, that of the mundus inversus.

Living Books about History represent a new form of digital anthology. They present short essays on current topics of scholarly interest accompanied by selected contributions that are freely available online.