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Historical Reenactment

From Realism to the Affective Turn

  • Iain McCalman
  • Paul A. Pickering

Part of the Reenactment History book series (REH)

About this book


Since the late 1700s new forms of visual entertainment have tried to simulate the details of nature: reenactment has now become the most widely-consumed form of popular history. This book engages with the quest for definition and appropriate delimitation of reenactment as well as questions about the relationship between realism and affect.


America assimilation Britain culture Great Britain history history of literature identity knowledge music performance politics realism slavery

Editors and affiliations

  • Iain McCalman
    • 1
  • Paul A. Pickering
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Research School of HumanitiesThe Australian National UniversityAustralia

About the editors

IAIN MCCALMAN is Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of HIstory at the University of Sydney, Australia

PAUL PICKERING is Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at the Research School of Humanities at The Australian National University.

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