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352 pages (71 b/w illus)
9 x 6 inches
Ludic Cultures, 1100-1700
Medieval Institute Publications
Hardback (February 2017)
ISBN-13 9781580442602
ISBN-10 1580442609
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PDF eBook (February 2017)
ISBN-13 9781580442619
ISBN-10 1580442617
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Renaissance Studies
Playthings in Early Modernity
Party Games, Word Games, Mind Games
edited by Allison Levy
An innovative volume of fifteen interdisciplinary essays at the nexus of material culture, performance studies, and game theory, Playthings in Early Modernity emphasizes the rules of the game(s) show more
   about the author

Allison Levy is an art historian specializing in the visual culture of early modern Italy. She has written and/or edited three previous scholarly books. 
   table of contents

Introduction: Playing the Field by Allison Levy

Performing Pictures: Parlor Games and Visual Engagement in Ascanio de' Mori's Giuoco piacevole by Kelli Wood

"Mixt" and Matched: Dance Games in Late Sixteenth- and Early Seventeenth-Century Europe by Emily F. Winerock

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