The Origin of Medieval Drama

The Origin of Medieval Drama

by Leonard Goldstein


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The liturgical drama arose in a period of rapidly integrating feudalism. Christians experienced contradiction between a Church that offered salvation and a Church that, through its large landholdings, exploited a large number of peasants. This study examines the attempts made by clergy to revitalize faith by creating new theology, new music, new prayers, tropes, new rituals, and the drama.

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ISBN-13: 9781611472684
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2004
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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