World Upside Down: The Iconography of a European Broadsheet Type

TitleWorld Upside Down: The Iconography of a European Broadsheet Type
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1978
AuthorsKunzle, David
EditorBabcock, Barbara A.
Book TitleThe Reversible World: Symbolic Inversion in Art and Society
Pagination39 - 94
PublisherCornell University Press
CityIthaca, NY; United States
Abstract

The theme of "World Upside Down" or "Mundus Inversus" is found throughout Europe from classical times. It represents role reversals between men and women, men and animals, or adults and children. The most common image illustrating this theme is that of a man standing precariously on his head attended by jesters. David Kunzle examines this theme using of a collection of broadsheets from the 14th to 18th centuries of early modern Europe. 

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Alternate TitleWorld Upside Down
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