The Detective as Historian: History and Art in Historical Crime Fiction, Volume 1

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Ray B. Browne, Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr
Popular Press, Jun 15, 2000 - Fiction - 310 pages
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Readers of detective stories are turning more toward historical crime fiction to learn both what everyday life was like in past societies and how society coped with those who broke the laws and restrictions of the times. The crime fiction treated here ranges from ancient Egypt through classical Greece and Rome; from medieval and renaissance China and Europe through nineteenth-century England and America.
†††††† Topics include: Ellis Peterís Brother Cadfael; Umberto Ecoís Name of the Rose; Susanna Gregoryís Doctor Matthew Bartholomew; Peter Heckís Mark Twain as detective; Anne Perry and her Victorian-era world; Caleb Carrís works; and Elizabeth Peterís Egyptologist-adventurer tales.
  

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Contents

Detecting in the Final
22
Sister Fidelma and the Triumph of Truth
45
Brother Cadfael
60
Hugh Corbett SecretAgent and ProblemSolver
76
The Name of the Rose
95
Detection in the Italian Renaissance
111
The Case of Richard III
133
and Sleuth
147
A Genealogy of Detection in the Eighteenth Century
186
An EighteenthCentury Midwife
202
Where Have All the Dandies Gone?
222
Mark Twain as Detective
240
Victorian Tstorian and Murdermonger
265
No Cribbing on History
283
Contributors
306
Copyright

The Saga of the Dutchman
169

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Detectives Beyond Borders: A Forum for International Crime Fiction ...
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LINDA J. HOLLAND-TOLL, PH.D. Associate Professor of English. Mount Olive College. Mount Olive College, North Carolina 28365. 919-658-7845 ...
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About the author (2000)

Ray Browne was born in Millport, Alabama, in 1922, and was educated at the University of Alabama, Columbia University, and the University of California at Los Angeles. As founder of the Popular Culture Association (1970) and of the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green University. Browne was an early advocate of applying serious study to popular culture. Roy B. Browne died on October 22, 2009.

LAWRENCE A. KREISER JR. is an independent scholar.

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