Racism and Early Blackface Comic Traditions

Racism and Early Blackface Comic Traditions

Harlequin's origins are also connected to a widespread medieval and Renaissance tradition of foolish stage devils. John Rudlin notes that “it is likely his name means simply Hellechino (= 'little devil'),” especially since “Dante refers ...

Author: Robert Hornback

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319780481

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 324

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This book traces blackface types from ancient masks of grinning Africans and phallus-bearing Roman fools through to comedic medieval devils, the pan-European black-masked Titivillus and Harlequin, and racial impersonation via stereotypical 'black speech' explored in the Renaissance by Lope de Vega and Shakespeare. Jim Crow and antebellum minstrelsy recycled Old World blackface stereotypes of irrationality, ignorance, pride, and immorality. Drawing upon biblical interpretations and philosophy, comic types from moral allegory originated supposedly modern racial stereotypes. Early blackface traditions thus spread damning race-belief that black people were less rational, hence less moral and less human. Such notions furthered the global Renaissance’s intertwined Atlantic slave and sugar trades and early nationalist movements. The latter featured overlapping definitions of race and nation, as well as of purity of blood, language, and religion in opposition to 'Strangers'. Ultimately, Old World beliefs still animate supposed 'biological racism' and so-called 'white nationalism' in the age of Trump.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Fool s Journey the History Art and Symbolism of the Tarot

The Fool s Journey  the History  Art  and Symbolism of the Tarot

The knight is facing Death but seems unaware that the Devil is approaching from the rear. With the introduction of the Devil, the knight is about to face the definitive struggle in his journey, a struggle with his own inner shadow.

Author: Robert M. Place

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557533503

Category: Religion

Page: 129

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This is one of the best resources for understanding the Tarot's mystical symbolism. It includes an updated history based on Place's The Tarot: History Symbolism and Divination, which "Booklist" said " may be the best book ever written on ...the tarot." This edition adds color illustrations of key works and comparative illustrations from the Renaissance, from alchemical texts, from ancient Egypt, and from occult sources. It views the Tarot as a 500-year visual conversation between artists, mystics, and occultists. The work is based on the 2010 Tarot exhibition at the LA Craft and Folk Art Museum, curated by Place, and includes the Visconti-Sforza Tarot, the 1st Italian printed deck, the oldest Tarot of Marseille, The 1st occult reference, the 1st occult Tarot, the 1st modern Tarot, the 1st New Age Tarot, and examples from popular modern decks including the Twilight Tarot, the Legacy Tarot, the Deviant Moon Tarot, the Annotated Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery, and Place's Alchemical Tarot.
Categories: Religion

The History of the Devil

The History of the Devil

Even B—— B—— himself, tho' all the World knows him to have a foolish Devil in him, would not have been Fool enough to have taken him into his Service, if he had known him: And my Lord Simpleton also, who Satan has set up for a cunning ...

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547396857

Category: Religion

Page: 520

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The Political History of the Devil is a philosophical work in which Defoe explores the role of the Devil in the history of civilization. It may be said that his view on this topic is that of an 18th-century Presbyterian – he blames the Devil for the Crusades and sees him as close to Europe's Catholic powers. General scholarly opinion is that Defoe really did think of the Devil as a participant in world history. He spends some time discussing Milton's Paradise Lost and explaining why he considers it inaccurate. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularize the form in Britain with others such as Samuel Richardson, and is among the founders of the English novel. He was a prolific and versatile writer, producing more than five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics, including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology, and the supernatural.
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Russian Tales of Clever Fools Complete Russian Folktale v 7

Russian Tales of Clever Fools  Complete Russian Folktale  v  7

Other subjects include the castration of the devil to make him strong or the blinding of a giant so that the fool can escape clutching the sides of a ram, with echoes of the myth of Polythemus.

Author: Jack V. Haney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317460367

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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This is the concluding installment of a splendid multi-volume work that makes available to English readers a rich folktale tradition that has not been easily accessible or well-known in the West. Compared to other European traditions, the East Slavs have an extremely large number of tale types. Using the Aarne-Thompson index to folktale types, and drawing on both archival and written sources dating back to the early sixteenth century, J.V. Haney has assembled and translated examples of the full range of tales. Nearly all of these tales appear here in translation for the first time. The tales in this volume center on the so-called fool, the village simpleton. However, Ivan, the Russian everyman, turns out to have far more sense than his would-be oppressors. The greedy priests and landlords and dim-witted demons who try to take advantage of him are easily outsmarted. In the end it is they who are shown to be the fools as Ivan outwits or outlasts them. In these unequal contests lies the pleasure of the tales.
Categories: Business & Economics

America the Devil s Workshop

America  the Devil s Workshop

He who thinks he is fooling another, knowing not he is fooling himself is himself a fool. What are we driving at? It is the reality which those within and those below the poverty level have not realized and probably never will.

Author: J. Richard Snetter

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595382682

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 324

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America, The Devil's Workshop? basically depicts America's iniquities and inadequacies in retrospect. It makes predictions of Divine and natural consequences as a result with the likelihood of self-destruct. It highlights the multi-disciplinary perspectives of the sub-functionaries of government. It distinguishes between the United States and America adversely, attributing those qualities of life which are inadequate, non-conducive and inappropriate for the people of a nation of profound wealth and explosive opportunities, creating a web of the Haves and the Have-nots. You will find, America, the Devil's Workshop explosive, provocative and highly controversial, however challenging, entertaining and suspenseful. The motivation for writing this book is what this author perceives, constructively, the likelihood of the phenomenon of America in self-destruct or by a Divine destruct for reason no different from that inflicted on the Twin Cities, Gomorrah and Sodom. The book distinguishes between the United States and America as two distinct operatives under identical constitutional guidelines, however diverse functionally. America, The Devil's Workshop? is a need to know, must-read revelation. [email protected]
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The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders The history of the devil 1854

The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe  The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders  The history of the devil  1854

B ..... himself , though all the world knows him to have a foolish devil in him , would not have been fool enough to have taken him into his service , if he had known him ; and my Lord Simpleton , also , who Satan has set up for a ...

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433074909874

Category: English fiction

Page: 620

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Categories: English fiction

The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel Defoe

The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel Defoe

B ..... himself , though all the world knows him to have a foolish devil in him , would not have been fool enough to have taken him into his service , if he had known him ; and my Lord Simpleton , also , who Satan has set up for a ...

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN281B

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Page: 608

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The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe

The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe

B ..... himself , though all the world knows him to have a foolish devil in him , would not have been fool enough to have taken him into his service , if he had known him ; and my Lord Simpleton , also , who Satan has set up for a ...

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293300130154

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The Godly Man s Picture

The Godly Man s Picture

The Scripture has dressed the sinner in a fool's coat and let me tell you—better be a fool void of reason, than a fool void of grace. This is the devil's fool, "Fools make a mock at sin" (Proverbs 14:9).

Author: Thomas Watson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781618980038

Category: Religion

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The Godly Man's Picture, Drawn with a Scripture Pencil, or, Some Characteristic Marks of a Man who is Going to Heaven. The soul being so precious, and salvation so glorious—it is the highest point of prudence to make preparations for the eternal world. It is beyond all dispute, that there is an inheritance in light; and it is most strenuously asserted in Holy Scripture that there must be a fitness and suitability for it (Col. 1:12). If anyone asks, "Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord?" the answer is, "He who has clean hands, and a pure heart" (Psalm 24:4). To describe such a person is the work of this ensuing treatise. Here you have the godly man's portrait, and see him portrayed in his full lineaments
Categories: Religion