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作者 Dixon, Thomas (Thomas M.), author
書名 Weeping Britannia : portrait of a nation in tears / Thomas Dixon
出版項 New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015
國際標準書號 9780199676057 (hbk.)
0199676054 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  BF575.C88 D59 2015    在架上    30610020487963
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  152.4 D621    在架上    30550100631827
版本 First edition
說明 x, 438 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-416) and index
"There is a persistent myth about the British: that we are a nation of stoics, with stiff upper lips, repressed emotions, and inactive lachrymal glands. Weeping Britannia - the first history of crying in Britain - comprehensively debunks this myth. Far from being a persistent element in the 'national character', the notion of the British stiff upper lip was in fact the product of a relatively brief and militaristic period of our past, from about 1870 to 1945. In earlier times we were a nation of proficient, sometimes virtuosic moral weepers. To illustrate this perhaps surprising fact, Thomas Dixon charts six centuries of weeping Britons, and theories about them, from the medieval mystic Margery Kempe in the early fifteenth century, to Paul Gascoigne's famous tears in the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup. In between, the book includes the tears of some of the most influential figures in British history, from Oliver Cromwell to Margaret Thatcher (not forgetting George III, Queen Victoria, Charles Darwin, and Winston Churchill along the way). But the history of weeping in Britain is not simply one of famous tear-stained individuals. These tearful micro-histories all contribute to a bigger picture of changing emotional ideas and styles over the centuries, touching on many other fascinating areas of our history. ..." --Publisher description
主題 Crying -- Social aspects -- Great Britain
National characteristics, British
Crying -- psychology
National characteristics, British fast (OCoLC)fst01033379
Crying -- Social aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst00884481
Great Britain. fast (OCoLC)fst01204623
Nationalcharakter. gnd (DE-588)4137343-1
Mythos. gnd (DE-588)4075159-4
Weinen. gnd (DE-588)4132375-0
Träne. gnd (DE-588)1042538042
Grossbritannien. gnd (DE-588)4022153-2
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