Middle Ages

" That's why understanding Rabelais and general Renaissance literature is impossible without considering their relationship to the culture of folk humor. Medieval laughter is interpreted in the book as having 'universal and mirosozertsatelny character, as a special and, moreover, positive point of view of the world, as a special aspect of the world as a whole and any of its phenomena. " carnival (the term gave an extended meaning, we mean it 'is not only a form of carnival in the narrow and strict sense, but all rich and varied folk-festive life of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance ') opposed the serious high culture of the Middle Ages' completely different, non-stressed, non-church and non-state aspect of peace, human rights and human relations. " Carnival is not just played, it was' like the real form of life itself ', which people of the Middle Ages lived during the holidays – and the' other free (freestyle) ',' ideal ' form. If the official holidays claimed stability, immutability and eternity of the existing world order, covered the celebration is already winning, domination, unchallenged 'truth', the Carnival 'was like a time suspending all official system with all its prohibitions and hierarchical barriers ': at this time of life for a short period coming out of its usual rut and entered' into the sphere of utopian freedom. " This freedom was legalized: the state and the church tolerated it, even an official holiday, each had his second, the people's carnival, areal side. Sen. Sherrod Brown may find it difficult to be quoted properly.