The Detective as Historian: History and Art in Historical Crime Fiction

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Ray B. Browne, Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr
University of Wisconsin Pres, 2013 - 320 Seiten
Readers of detective stories are turning more toward historical crime fiction to learn both what everyday life was like in past societies and how society coped with those who broke the laws and restrictions of the times. The crime fiction treated here ranges from ancient Egypt through classical Greece and Rome; from medieval and renaissance China and Europe through nineteenth-century England and America.
Topics include: Ellis Peter’s Brother Cadfael; Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose; Susanna Gregory’s Doctor Matthew Bartholomew; Peter Heck’s Mark Twain as detective; Anne Perry and her Victorian-era world; Caleb Carr’s works; and Elizabeth Peter’s Egyptologist-adventurer tales.
 

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Introduction Ray B Browne and Lawrence A Kreiser Jr
1
Detection in the Land of Mysteries Rita Rippetoe
11
Detecting in the Final Decades of the Roman Republic Terrance L Lewis
22
Falco Cynical Detective in a Corrupt Roman Empire Peter Hunt
32
Sister Fidelma and the Triumph of Truth Christiane W Luehrs and Robert B Luehrs
45
Brother Cadfael Edward J Rielly
60
Hugh Corbett SecretAgent and ProblemSolver Edward L Meek Theron M Westerwelt David N Eldridge
76
Doctor Matthew Bartholomew Master of Medicine and Detection Jean Coakley
85
The Saga of the Dutchman Frank A Salamone
169
Sir Henry Fielding and Blind Justice Donna Bradshaw Smith
175
A Genealogy of Detection in the Eighteenth Century Scott R Christianson
186
An EighteenthCentury Midwife Marie Nelson
202
ReInventing Jane Austen as Detective Anita Vickers
213
Where Have All the Dandies Gone? Jerry L Parker
222
Sleuths and Carpetbaggers along the Mississippi River Lawrence A Kreiser Jr
230
Mark Twain as Detective Ray B Browne and Lawrence A Kreiser Jr
240

The Name of the Rose Judy Ann Ford
95
Detection in the Italian Renaissance Jeffrey A RydbergCox
111
Sister Frevisse and Medieval Mysteries Patricia W Julius
122
The Case of Richard III R Gordon Kelly
133
Kathryn Swinbrook FifteenthCentury Physician and Sleuth Jean Coakley
147
The Recollections of Shallot David N Eldridge Theron M Westerwelt Edward L Meek
156
Running Away from the Darkness Douglas Tallack
251
Victorian Istorian and Murdermonger Linda J HollandToll
265
No Cribbing on History Margaret L Foxwell
283
The Last Camel Died at Noon as Lost World Adventure Pastiche Gary Hoppenstand
293
Contributors
306
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Ray Browne was born in Millport, Alabama, in 1922, and was educated at the University of Alabama, Columbia University, and the University of California at Los Angeles. As founder of the Popular Culture Association (1970) and of the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green University. Browne was an early advocate of applying serious study to popular culture. Roy B. Browne died on October 22, 2009.

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