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A cultural history of gesture : from antiquity to the present day / edited by Jan Bremmer and Herman Roodenburg, with an introduction by Sir Keith Thomas.

By: Bremmer, Jan N
Contributor(s): Roodenburg, Herman | Thomas, Keith, Sir
Language: English Publisher: Cambridge : Polity Press, 1994 printing, c1993.Edition: Paperback edDescription: xiv, 268p. : ill. ; 23cm.ISBN: 0745607861; 074561101X (pbk)Subject(s): Gesture -- History | Communication and culture
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First published in 1991.

Contents: Walking, standing and sitting in ancient Greek culture / J. Bremmer; Gestures and conventions: the gestures of Roman actors and orators / Fritz Graf; The rationale of gestures in the west / J. - C. Schmitt; The language of gesture in early modern Italy / Peter Burke; The Renaissance elbow / Joaneath Spicer; The order of gestures: a social history of sensibilities under the ancien régime in France / R. Muchembled; The "hand of friendship": shaking hands and other gestures in the Dutch Republic / H. Roodenburg; Gesture, ritual and social order in 16th to 18th century Poland / M. Bogucka; The kiss sacred and profane / W. Frijhoff; Gestured masculinity: body and socialbility in rural Andalusia / Henk Driessen. - First published 1991; first paperback edition 1993, reprinted 1994.

Bibliography: p.[253] - 260. - Includes index.