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medieval carnivals . They were , of course , far removed from the primitive
community ' s ritual laughter , What are the peculiar traits of the comic rituals and
spectacles ✓ of the Middle Ages ? Of course , these are not religious rituals like
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As opposed to the official feast , one might say that carnival celebrated temporary
liberation from the prevailing truth and from the established order ; it marked the
suspension of all hierarchical rank , privileges , norms , and prohibitions .
The flame burning the soldiers is the fire that burns and renews the terrifying past
( the moccoli of the Roman carnival ) . The vision also contains the element of
uncrowning , since the sinners are former feudal lords , knights , noble ladies ...
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Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin (Russian: Михаил Михайлович Бахти́н, pronounced [mʲɪxʌˈil mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪtɕ bʌxˈtʲin]) (November 17, 1895, Oryol – March 7, 1975) was a Russian philosopher, literary critic ... Read full review
ONE Rabelais in the History of Laughter
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