The detective as historian: history and art in historical crime fiction, Band 1

Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 2000 - 310 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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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, he is one of the most important figures in the field of popular culture in the United States today. Browne was an early advocate of applying serious study to popular culture.

LAWRENCE A. KREISER JR. is an independent scholar.

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