The History of Laughter — Peter Jones / Serious Science.

Peter Jones on three theories of laughter, humour as a way of doing politics and how laughter was perceived in the Medieval Europe.

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"There are many cases where normal law and procedure don’t seem to quite do true justice. In these moments humor and laughter draw attention to this incongruity between what the law has done and what should have been done; they create this moment of relief and release in which a higher law or justice, a more immediate law and justice or a more naked sovereignty can work."
Peter Jones, PhD in History, University of Tyumen

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Medieval Maps of Paradise: http://serious-science.org/medieval-maps-of-paradise-7969

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